Penne with Spring Vegetables

(makes 6 servings)

Weight Loss Recipes : Penne with Spring VegetablesIngredients:

  • Non-fat cooking spray
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into small pieces
  • 2½ cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups yellow squash, cubed
  • ¾ cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (16 oz.) package of penne pasta (cook according to package instructions, drain)
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste (optional)


  • Spray a large skillet with cooking spray then heat over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and onion then cook for about 3 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add asparagus and cook an additional 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the tomatoes and squash and cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the broth and reduce heat to medium low and simmer, uncovered for about 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Toss pasta with the vegetable mixture and basil then serve.

Make 6 Servings:

Weight Loss Recipes Amount Per Serving(1/6 of recipe (296 g)): 330 Calories, 13 g Protein, 66 g carbohydrates, 5 g Dietary Fiber, 2 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 23 mg sodium


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