Penne Alfredo with Vegetables

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"Family loves this low fat recipe. You can use regular penne or ziti pasta if desired."
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45 m servings 521 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 521 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 17.8 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 64.4g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 26.8 g
  • 54%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 743 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Stir in penne and return to a boil. Cook pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain. Transfer pasta to a large bowl.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil until browned, 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Melt butter in another skillet over medium heat; cook and stir flour in melted butter until lightly golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Gradually whisk half-and-half and milk into flour mixture until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning into cream sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in tomatoes, spinach, and onion mixture; simmer until heated through.
  4. Pour vegetable sauce over pasta and toss to coat.


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Great recipe! I've been looking for a white pasta sauce dish that wasn't quite as heavy as a typical alfredo one. This one did the trick. Good flavor and easy to do. Instead of tomatoes and ...

This was a solid weeknight meal, but not something I would serve for company since it looks and tastes low-fat. It needs about 1/2 tsp salt and a healthy dash of hot sauce or cayenne. IMPORTANT:...

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