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Creamy Pasta Primavera

Prep time 30 mins
Cook time 0 mins

6 servings, 1-1/3 cups each

Fresh zucchini and asparagus get together with noodles, chicken and two kinds of cheese for a deliciously smart way to get some veggies on the table.


  • 3 cups penne pasta, uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons KRAFT Lite Zesty Italian Dressing
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 zucchini, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups cut-up fresh asparagus spears (1-inch lengths)
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 ounces (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 430
  • cholesterol 85 mg
  • fiber 4 g
  • fat 10 g
  • sodium 390 mg
  • sugars 5 g
  • satfat 4.5 g
  • carbohydrate 45 g
  • protein 38 g
  • calcium 10 %

How to Make It

  1. COOK pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt.

  2. MEANWHILE, heat dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken and vegetables; cook 10 to 12 min. or until chicken is done, stirring frequently. Add broth and Neufchatel; cook 1 min. or until Neufchatel is melted, stirring constantly. Stir in Parmesan.

  3. DRAIN pasta; return to pan. Add chicken mixture; mix lightly. Cook 1 min. or until heated through. (Sauce will thicken upon standing.)