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Pumpkin Pastina

Try this Italian-inspired hearty main dish with turkey, winter squash, thyme and pastina cooked in flavorful Progresso® chicken broth.

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth (4 cups)
2
tablespoons olive oil
1
cup finely chopped onion
1
teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme
3/4
lb uncooked pastina or other small pasta, such as riso
Salt and pepper
1
cup winter squash, roasted or 1 box (9 oz) frozen winter squash, thawed
1
cup cubed cooked turkey, plain or smoked (about 1/4 lb, if desired)
1/2
cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and a small piece for garnishing

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Directions

  • 1 Bring the broth to a low simmer in a saucepan.
  • 2 Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat until hot. Add the onion and cook until soft but not brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the thyme; stir, and add 2 cups of the simmering broth. Bring to a boil.
  • 3 Add the pastina; stir well, and reduce the heat to maintain a slow simmer. Season with salt and pepper. Add simmering broth 1/2 cup at a time as the previous addition is absorbed, and stirring occasionally to prevent the pastina from sticking to the bottom of the pan, until the pasta is al dente, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 Add the squash and turkey to reheat. Stir well. The consistency should be quite loose, like a thick soup. Add more broth if necessary. Add the 1/2 cup cheese and let melt for a moment before stirring in. Taste for seasoning. If desired, pour into hollowed-out pumpkin for serving; garnish with cheese.
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
590
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
1540mg
1540%;
Total Carbohydrate
83g
83%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
4 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Copyright 2010 Michael Chiarello

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