Ingredients: 1 pound Mostaccioli, Ziti or other medium pasta shape, uncooked <LI>1 head broccoli or cauliflower, cut into small florets <LI>1 tbsp. cornstarch <LI>1/4 cup water <LI>3 cloves garlic, minced <LI>1 15 1/2-oz. can low-sodium chicken broth <LI>1 10-oz. package frozen mixed vegetables <LI>1 10-oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed <LI>Salt and pepper to taste <LI>1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Method: Prepare pasta according to package directions. Three minutes before the pasta is done, stir in the broccoli or cauliflower. Drain pasta and vegetables and transfer to a large bowl.
In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in 1/4 cup of water. Put the garlic in a large saucepan with chicken broth. Simmer over medium heat for 3 minutes. Whisk in the cornstarch. Stir in the mixed vegetables and spinach and cook until hot, about 5 minutes.
Toss the sauce and vegetables with the pasta, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.
Each Serving Provides:
30 g Protein
121 g Carbohydrates
8.2 g Fat
13.9 mg Cholesterol
290 mg Sodium
Calories from Fat 11%