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Pasta with Leek, Pepper, and Chive Sauce Recipe

Looking for an easy Pasta with Leek, Pepper, and Chive Sauce recipe? Learn how to make Pasta with Leek, Pepper, and Chive Sauce using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by cfreddy

Makes 4 servings



The leeks contribute to make a fine pasta sauce because they cook quickly to a buttery sweetness. Peel the bell peppers with a vegetable peeler; the pepper strips will become softer and adhere to the pasta better without the peel. We suggest that you use ear-shaped orecchiette, but any small pasta will work in this recipe.

Recipe Ingredients for Pasta with Leek, Pepper, and Chive Sauce

1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
300 grams Leeks, (Bulb And Lower Leaf-portion)
377 grams Yellow Hothouse Bell Pepper
10 grams Chives
14 grams Basil, Fresh
1 cup Natural Goodness Chicken Broth
4 oz Cream Cheese Neufchatel 1/3 Less Fat
15 grams Lemon Juice
12 oz 91 Orecchiette
2 oz Parmigiano Reggiano

Recipe Directions for Pasta with Leek, Pepper, and Chive Sauce

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add leek and bell pepper strips; saute 4 minutes. Stir in broth, rind, and juice; cook 3 minutes. Add the cream cheese. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook until cream cheese melts (about 2 minutes), stirring constantly. Add pasta, salt, and pepper, and cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

  2. Stir in Parmesan and remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 366.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
523
Calories from Fat
142
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
15.8g
24%
Saturated Fat
7.5g
37%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
32mg
11%
Sodium
393mg
16%
Potassium
157mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
76.7g
26%
Dietary Fiber
5.7g
23%
Sugars
7.4g
Protein
19.7g
Vitamin A 39% Vitamin C 142%
Calcium 24% Iron 27%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
88% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very high in vitamin C
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