Creamy Pasta Primavera

Creamy Pasta PrimaveraRecipe

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.


6 servings, 1-1/3 cups each

Recipe from

Kraft Philadelphia

Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes
Cook: 0 Minutes

Nutritional 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 %


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


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

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.

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

KRAFT kitchens tips:
Omit chicken. Prepare as directed, cooking vegetables until crisp-tender.
Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives or basil just before serving.
Prepare using 5 cups of whatever vegetables you have on hand.