Italian Vegetable and Asiago Bow-Ties

"When in Rome..." Or even when you're not, enjoy a flavorful Italian veggie-pasta dish.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

3
cups uncooked farfalle (bow-tie) pasta (6 ounces)
1/2
cup water
4
ounces green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces (2 cups)
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
6
ounces whole mushrooms, cut into fourths (2 cups)
1
medium zucchini, cut lengthwise into eighths, then into 1-inch pieces
1
medium yellow onion, cut into 1/4-inch wedges
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
3/4
teaspoon salt
4
ounces cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/2
cup shredded Asiago or Parmesan cheese (2 ounces)

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat water to boiling. Add beans; boil uncovered 5 minutes. Cover and boil 2 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; set aside.
  • 3 In same skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook mushrooms, zucchini, onion, garlic, oregano and salt in oil about 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion is tender.
  • 4 Stir in tomatoes and beans; heat until hot. Serve vegetable mixture over pasta. Sprinkle with cheese.

Expert Tips

Serve with a Caesar salad, hot crusty French bread and fresh fruit.

Asiago cheese is a very hard Italian cheese that can easily be shredded or grated. It has a pungent, sharp flavor.

For a meat-lovers version, stir thinly sliced, fully cooked, spicy smoked sausage links into the skillet mixture; heat through.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
640mg
640%;
Total Carbohydrate
75g
75%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
12%;
Calcium
18%;
Iron
24%;
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 3 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.