2tablespoonssliced sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and patted dry
8ouncesuncooked penne pasta
2cupssmall broccoli florets
1mediumcarrot, peeled and cut into thin half-moons
1cuphalved cherry tomatoes
2ouncesreduced-fat cream cheese, cut into cubes
Salt and pepper to taste
Grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh basil for garnish (if desired)
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.
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.11*SmartPoints (Green plan)9*SmartPoints (Blue plan)9*SmartPoints (Purple plan)8*PointsPlus (Old plan)
Light and Healthy Creamy One-Pot Pasta Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th recipe)
Calories 290Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: creamy pasta, easy veggie pasta, healthy broccoli pasta
Find this recipe online: https://simple-nourished-living.com/light-and-healthy-creamy-one-pot-pasta/