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Creamy Garlic Pasta Primavera

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Creamy Garlic Pasta Primavera
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 4
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Hurrah for skillet dinners that go from cooktop to dinner table in less than 30 minutes! This one gets a jump start from a frozen pasta and veggie combo.
Updated Sep 30, 2008

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size strips
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 bag (24 oz) frozen pasta, broccoli, carrots, sugar snap peas & garlic sauce
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped fresh basil leaves, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 6 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, just until chicken is no longer pink in center.
  • 2
    Stir in water and frozen pasta-vegetable mixture. Cover; cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are hot. Stir in whipping cream and bell pepper; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until hot.
  • 3
    Turn off heat. Stir in cheese. Let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with basil. Serve with additional shredded Parmesan cheese if desired.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Shrimp or scallops can be substituted for the chicken in this recipe. Reduce the cooking time in step 1 to 4 to 5 minutes.
  • tip 2
    Save time when you buy boneless skinless chicken breast strips found in the meat department of the supermarket.
  • tip 3
    Red bell pepper strips or chopped red bell pepper makes a colorful garnish.

Nutrition

430 Calories, 20g Total Fat, 35g Protein, 29g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
180
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Sodium
870mg
36%
Potassium
260mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
3g
10%
Sugars
6g
Protein
35g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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