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Pasta with Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, and Bell Pepper

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Manning Barr
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups pasta and 2/3 cup onion mixture)
This veggie pasta recipe will please a crowd and become your go-to on a budget. Caramelized onions, mushrooms and bell pepper add to the flavor of this italian dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Olive oil-flavored cooking spray
  • 3 cups sliced mushrooms (about 8 ounces)
  • 2 cups (3 x 1/4-inch) julienne-cut red bell pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 1/2 cups Caramelized Onions
  • 1 cup low-salt chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3/4 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 cups hot cooked farfalle (about 1 pound uncooked bow tie pasta)
  • Oregano sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 435
  • caloriesfromfat 19 %
  • fat 9.3 g
  • satfat 3.1 g
  • monofat 3.7 g
  • polyfat 1.2 g
  • protein 13.7 g
  • carbohydrate 75.7 g
  • fiber 8.1 g
  • cholesterol 12 mg
  • iron 4 mg
  • sodium 237 mg
  • calcium 102 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add sliced mushrooms and bell pepper; sauté 4 minutes. Add minced garlic, and sauté 30 seconds. Add Caramelized Onions, chicken broth, salt, black pepper, and red pepper; bring to a simmer. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream and oregano. Serve over pasta, and garnish with oregano sprigs, if desired.

    Slicing and Chopping Pepper