Summer Penne Pasta
Red, green and yellow bell peppers are lightly sauteed along with a succession of zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms and garlic. Add chopped tomatoes and serve over freshly boiled pasta.
Yield: 8 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total Fat: 5.03 g
Total Carbohydrate: 48.57 g
Protein: 9.44 g
1 (16 ounce) package penne pasta
1/3 sliced green bell peppers
1/3 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
ground black pepper to taste
salt to taste
In a large pot cook penne pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain the pasta, leaving it slightly wet.
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.
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.
Dish pasta portions onto warmed plated. Add sauce to top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.