Summer Penne Pasta Recipe

Looking for an easy Summer Penne Pasta recipe? Learn how to make Summer Penne Pasta using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by october_rain08

Makes 8 servings



"This is an excellent recipe by itself but can easily be personalized. Try different combinations of vegetables or experiment with different pasta shapes."

Recipe Ingredients for Summer Penne Pasta

16 ounce penne pasta
1/3 pound sliced green bell peppers
1/3 pound sliced red bell peppers
1/3 pound sliced yellow bell peppers
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 zucchini, sliced
1 yellow squash, sliced
6 ounces mushrooms, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 medium tomato - peeled, seeded and chopped
1 ground black pepper to taste
1 salt to taste

Recipe Directions for Summer Penne Pasta

  1. In a large pot cook penne pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain the pasta, leaving it slightly wet.

  2. While pasta is cooking, wash the bell peppers and cut them into 1/4 inch strips. In a large skillet over medium heat place 2 tablespoons of olive oil and saute the pepper until soft. Do not allow peppers to brown.

  3. To the skillet, add the sliced zucchini and yellow squash and saute for 2 minutes. Add the sliced mushrooms and minced garlic and saute an additional 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the chopped tomatoes and remove from heat.

  4. Add sauce to top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 218.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
229
Calories from Fat
46
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.1g
8%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
41mg
14%
Sodium
44mg
2%
Potassium
492mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
38.1g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2.3g
9%
Sugars
4.4g
Protein
8.5g
Vitamin A 43% Vitamin C 142%
Calcium 2% Iron 14%
* 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
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in sodium
  • High in riboflavin
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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