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Creamy Pasta Primavera

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6 servings, 1-1/3 cups each

Fresh zucchini and asparagus team up with penne pasta, chicken and two kinds of cheese for a delicious way to get some veggies on the table.

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  • 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 completely melted and sauce is well blended, 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.)

Special Equipment Needed

How to Make it Meatless

Omit chicken. Prepare recipe as directed, cooking the vegetables until crisp-tender.

Special Extra

Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives or basil just before serving.


Prepare using any variety of whole wheat pasta. Or, prepare using 5 cups of whatever vegetables you have on hand.


  • 6 servings, 1-1/3 cups each

Healthy Living

  • Low fat
  • Low calorie
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Low sodium
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 3 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 2-1/2 Starch
  • 1 Vegetable
  • 4 Meat (L)
  • 1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

This creamy, yet low-calorie, low-sodium and low-fat meal is an easy way to add vegetables to your family's diet.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, 1-1/3 cups each
Calories 420
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 85mg
Sodium 370mg
Carbohydrate 45g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 5g
Protein 36g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 25 %DV
Vitamin C 35 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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