Creamy Pasta Primavera

Creamy Pasta Primavera

Fresh zucchini and asparagus team up with penne pasta, chicken and two kinds of cheese for a delicious way to get some veggies on the table.

6

servings,

30 MINS

PREP

30 MINS

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Philadelphia 1/3 Less Fat Neufchatel Brick Cream Cheese
Philadelphia 1/3 Less Fat Neufchatel Brick Cream Cheese
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups penne pasta, uncooked

  • 2 Tbsp. KRAFT Lite Zesty Italian Dressing

  • 1-1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 2 zucchini, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 1-1/2 cups cut-up fresh asparagus spears (1-inch lengths)

  • 1 red pepper, chopped

  • 1 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, cubed

  • 1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

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Servings
Serving size 1 oz (28g/ 1/8 pkg).
6 servings, 1-1/3 cups each.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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Tip 1
How to Make it Meatless
Omit chicken. Prepare recipe as directed, cooking the vegetables until crisp-tender.
Tip 2
Special Extra
Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives or basil just before serving.
Tip 3
Substitute
Prepare using any variety of whole wheat pasta. Or, prepare using 5 cups of whatever vegetables you have on hand.
Tip 4
Nutrition Bonus
This creamy, yet low-calorie, low-sodium and low-fat meal is an easy way to add vegetables to your family's diet.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt.
  2. Meanwhile, heat dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken and vegetables; cook 10 to 12 min. or until chicken is done, stirring frequently. Add broth and Neufchatel; cook 1 min. or until Neufchatel is completely melted and sauce is well blended, stirring constantly. Stir in Parmesan.
  3. Drain pasta; return to pan. Add chicken mixture; mix lightly. Cook 1 min. or until heated through. (Sauce will thicken upon standing.)
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