Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Enjoy this cheesy herbed pasta salad made with turkey pepperoni and baked veggies, for a filling Italian -style dinner that’s ready in just 30 minutes!
large red or yellow bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
medium red onion, cut into wedges (about 2 cups)
cups uncooked penne pasta (10 ounces)
cup sliced 70%-less-fat turkey pepperoni (about 3 ounces), cut in half
(2 ounces) feta cheese, crumbed 1/2 cup
cup fat-free Italian dressing
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
Heat oven to 450°. Spray rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, with cooking spray. Place bell peppers and onion in single layer in pan. Spray vegetables with cooking spray. Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes or until vegetables are lightly browned and tender.
Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
Toss bell peppers, onion, pasta and remaining ingredients in large bowl. Serve immediately, or refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.
“Having high blood pressure, I am sure to take my medicine every day and consistently monitor it. I also see my doctor very faithfully.” Lori S.
Colored bell peppers are outstanding sources of beta-carotene, which your body makes into vitamin A. Vitamin A is necessary for night vision and healthy hair and skin. Roasting bell peppers and onions brings out their naturally sweet flavor, but if you're pressed for time, you can skip this step for a crunchier salad.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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% Daily Value
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% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.