Three-Pepper Pasta

What a vibrant, low-calorie main dish. Bow-tie pasta cradles a sauce of tomatoes and colorful bell peppers.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 8

4
cups uncooked farfalle (bow-tie) pasta (8 ounces)
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
2
small green bell peppers, cut into 1/4-inch strips
1
small red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips
1
small yellow bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips
4
cups tomato pasta sauce (any variety)

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 While pasta is cooking, heat oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook bell peppers in oil about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender.
  • 3 Stir pasta sauce into peppers. Simmer uncovered 15 minutes. Serve over pasta.

Expert Tips

If you can find tripolini—miniature bow-ties—use them in place of the farfalle. Your guests will love these tiny pasta shapes!

Vary the pasta and the peppers in this low-fat main dish. It will always be a winner!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
265
(
Calories from Fat
65 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7 g
7 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
730 mg
730 %;
Total Carbohydrate
48 g
48 %
(Dietary Fiber
3 g
3 %
),
Protein
6 g
6 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
28%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
12%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 3 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.