Howard L. Puckett
Makes 4 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onion and garlic. Sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Add carrot, zucchini, and mushrooms; cook 12 minutes or until tender. Add broth; cook 4 minutes or until reduced by half. Stir in tomato and chipotle pepper; cook 2 minutes. Stir in salt and black pepper.

Step 2

Process about 1 cup vegetable mixture in a blender or food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Stir pureed mixture into remaining vegetable mixture; toss with pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Step 3

Note: For a children's version, omit the chipotle pepper, and puree the entire vegetable mixture; toss with alphabet-shaped pasta.

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