Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Veggie Penne Primavera

This week's Food Network Chef is Robin Miller.  Like most of the chefs on the Food Network, I had no idea who Robin was before this week... but I have to say, I'm pleased with her personal penne primavera.

Penne Primavera - Adapted from Robin Miller

1 lb. whole wheat penne pasta (or rice pasta, for a GF version)
1 T olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 C broccoli florets
1 C carrot, sliced
8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
1 C diced cooked chicken (I used shredded)
1 C bell pepper, diced
1 (14oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 C chicken broth
1/2 C peas
1/2 C Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tsp. basil

Begin by boiling the pasta according to package directions.

In a large skillet, saute the garlic cloves in olive oil.  Then add in the carrots and mushrooms and saute until the mushrooms are tender.

Add in the broccoli, peppers, chicken, diced tomatoes and chicken broth.

Simmer for 5-10 minutes until veggies are tender and some of the liquid is evaporated.

Then, add in the peas.  Cook an additional 5 minutes.

Place the cooked pasta noodles in a 9x13 glass pan.

Pour the veggie mixture on the top.

Stir to combine.

Then, sprinkle with salt and pepper and basil.

Add cheese.

Then stick in a warm oven to melt the cheese.

Serve warm.

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  1. Melted cheese...tons of veggies...pasta. This dish is a dream!

  2. Looks so bright and colorful and yummy. Glad you guys enjoyed it.

  3. What beautiful colors! Glad to see she has good recipes that are heavy on the veggies. This looks great!

  4. I love all the colorful veggies! Yum!

  5. This looks so yummy! :) I wonder if I could sneak all those veggies in on my hubby? I think I'll try this and see!

  6. mmm - I want some.

    Oh and you were interested in my favorite beans & rice with chicken, cheese and tomatoes because maybe your hubby would eat it, well it's super easy and nothing special... and my hubby loves it!...

    He's on Weight Watchers so it's good on points too... it's just a can of fat free refried beans, with chopped up (warm or cold, I prefer bbqed) chicken, with a handful of mozzarella cheese and chopped tomatoes... really nothing special, he likes it with far free sour cream, I like it with fresh avacado... super easy :)

  7. What a pretty dish. We love pasta dishes around here.

  8. I bookmarked this one. It just looks FAB!

  9. Looks fresh, healthy and perfect for summer!

  10. This looks really good. We'll give it a try. I really like Robin Miller--in the cookbook I have she gives directions for prepping to a certain point so you can freeze it and cook it a different day.

  11. Such pretty colors go into this. Good enough to eat.

  12. I made this last night with the veggies I have around the house. It was great. I did not use chicken though because my two year old seems to be on a no meat kick. My daughter told me, "This dinner is yummy mommmy." That never happens, so this is definitely a keeper.

  13. I bet my husband would love this, minus the peas.

  14. What a beautiful, colorful dish! It looks absolutely delicious! :-)


  15. Ooooh, yum. What a great way to put in a ton of veggies!!!! And so colourful, love it!

  16. I left out the chicken to make it vegetarian for a change and we loved it. Thanks for the recipe!


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