Pasta with Creamy Vegetables
Low Fat Recipe
Tossed into your penne pasta you have shredded carrots, green peas, minced garlic, cream cheese, sliced green onions. Seasoned with salt and pepper to taste.
8 ounces penne pasta
2 tablespoons water
1 8-oz. package shredded carrots (2-cups)
1-1/2 cups frozen tiny green peas
4 cloves minced garlic
3 ounces reduced fat cream cheese or Neufchatel cheese
1/2 cup sliced green onions
Salt and black pepper to taste
Cook pasta according to directions, but without salt; drain and return to pot. Meanwhile, microwave water and carrots on high five minutes. Add peas and garlic and microwave on high four minutes; drain.
Add cheese and green onions to pasta and mix well. Spoon vegetables over pasta; stir until cheese melts. Toss to coat. Salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe makes 8 servings.