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Pepper and Leek Pasta Recipe

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


Submitted by jspracher

Makes 4 servings



Use low fat versions of broth and cream cheese.

Recipe Ingredients for Pepper and Leek Pasta

1 tablespoon olive oil
3 1/2 cups leek, thinly sliced
3 yellow bell peppers, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch strips
1 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup (4 ounces) cream cheese
1/4 pound pasta
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
1/4 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted

Recipe Directions for Pepper and Leek Pasta

  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

Pasta, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 318.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
393
Calories from Fat
207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
23.0g
35%
Saturated Fat
9.5g
47%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
63mg
21%
Sodium
784mg
33%
Potassium
549mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
35.0g
12%
Dietary Fiber
3.6g
14%
Sugars
7.3g
Protein
14.5g
Vitamin A 97% Vitamin C 306%
Calcium 23% Iron 23%
* 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
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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