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Pasta Primavera

Serves: 8
Total Calories: 3,924.5
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10 cups fresh or frozen mixed vegetables (chopped broccoli, chopped carrots, chopped cauliflower, seeded and chopped any color bell peppers, chopped zucchini, chopped yellow squash, chopped mushrooms, pea pods)
12 ounces pasta (fettucini or linguine)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion cut into wedges
1 to 2 teaspoon minced garlic (2 to 4 cloves)
4 (4 oz) boneless skinless chicken breast halves cubed (opt)
1 cup (1/2 can) chicken broth
1 cup (1/2 can) evaporated milk
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup white wine
12 ounces frozen shrimp peeled and deveined (opt)
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
10 grinds fresh black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


1. Make the Cranberry Salad ahead, if serving. Put a large pot of water on to boil.
2. Clean and chop vegetables, or use all chopped frozen to save time. Set aside.
3. As soon as water boils, stir in pasta and set timer for 10 minutes. When timer sounds, drain and keep warm.
4. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onion. Cook 1 minute.
5. Add chicken to pan and sauté 5 minutes (or skip this step). When chicken is almost finished cooking, add vegetables and stir. Sauté until vegetables are just tender.
6. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the 1/2 cans of chicken broth and evaporated skim milk. (Combine the remaining broth and milk in an airtight container, label and freeze for the next time you make this.)
7. Add cornstarch and wine to broth mixture and stir well.
8. Remove tails from shrimp if necessary. Add to vegetables (or skip this step). Add the broth mixture to the vegetables. Simmer until thick and bubbly.
9. Add seasonings and cheese, followed by the cooked, drained pasta. Toss gently.
10. Serve with Cranberry Salad and remember to save room for Brownie Banana Split.

Pasta Primavera
Cranberry Salad
Brownie Banana Split

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 8
Total Calories: 3,924.5
Calories from Fat: 701

This Pasta Primavera recipe is from the Lickety Split Meals Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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