Creamy One-Pot Pasta from The Pampered Chef
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Light and Healthy Creamy One-Pot Pasta Recipe

A quick and easy one-pot pasta with fresh vegetables in a light cream sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 290
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sliced sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and patted dry
  • 2-3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 8 ounces uncooked penne pasta
  • 2 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and cut into thin half-moons
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh basil for garnish (if desired)

Instructions

  • Place garlic and oil in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until garlic is golden, 2-3 minutes.
  • Add broth, cover the pot and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Stir in pasta, cover and simmer vigorously, stirring occasionally, until pasta is almost cooked but still firm, 8-10 minutes.
  • Add the vegetables and cream cheese to the pot of pasta and stir until the cream cheese is melted.
  • Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook 3 to 5 minutes longer, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve immediately, garnishing with Parmesan and fresh basil if desired.

Recipe Notes

If you add 2 links of Aidell's Italian Chicken & Turkey Sausage with Mozzarella: 375 calories, 16 g fat, 39 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein, *10 WW PointsPlus, *11 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.
 
I added 1 cup of sliced pea pods to the broccoli, carrots and tomatoes and then grilled sliced Italian style chicken sausage at the end the last time I made this recipe.
 
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *8
Weight Watches Freestyle SmartPoints: *9
Nutrition Facts
Light and Healthy Creamy One-Pot Pasta Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th recipe)
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 12g24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy pasta, easy veggie pasta, healthy broccoli pasta