Nutty Pasta

Nutty Pasta

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Dinner ready in just 20 minutes! Enjoy this peanuts topped vermicelli pasta recipe made with veggies and papaya.

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

20

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

4
ounces uncooked vermicelli
1
medium red bell pepper, cut into 2x1/4-inch strips
1
small papaya, peeled, seeded and chopped (about 1 cup)
1
medium tomato, chopped (about 3/4 cup)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1
tablespoon peanut, canola or soybean oil
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4
cup cocktail peanuts, chopped
  1. Cook and drain vermicelli as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  2. Toss vermicelli and remaining ingredients except peanuts in large bowl. Sprinkle with peanuts.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
“If it has pasta in it, I know my husband will eat it. He thinks of pasta as a satisfying and filling dinner, and this one is very tasty and colorful.” Pat R.
A Note from Dr. B.:
Think color! Red pepper, papaya and tomato all contain folic acid. Folic acid protects the heart by lowering the body’s levels of homocysteine, produced when the body breaks down proteins. High levels of homocysteine give you a higher risk of coronary artery disease, and folic acid may be one reason why diets rich in fruits and vegetables are heart-healthy.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 230
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 390mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 36g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 6g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 1/2 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.