RECIPE: Vegetarian Pasta Dinner.. /Lacto
Vegetarian Pasta Dinner
Linguine with Portobello Mushrooms and Broccoli
(makes 4 servings)
1/2 pound (225 g) dried linguine
1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 pound (340 g) broccoli florets, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 portobello mushrooms, 3/4 pound (340 g), cut in half and sliced thin
3 tablespoons (45 ml) dry white or red wine (you may substitute water or low-sodium canned beef broth)
2 14 1/2-ounce (822 g) no salt added canned chopped tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt (optional)
1/2 cup (118 ml) packaged fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
1/2 cup (118 ml) pasta water
1/4 cup (25 g) grated Parmesan cheese
1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil and cook the pasta to al dente, according to package directions.
2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add the garlic, broccoli, and mushrooms. Cook over high heat, stirring for 2 minutes, until mushrooms begin to wilt. Reduce heat to low and add the wine, tomatoes, and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook, simmering slowly for 2 minutes, stirring twice. Add the basil and stir.
3. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/2 cup (118 ml) pasta water. Add to the sauce, increase heat and boil for 1 minute to reduce slightly.
4. Divide the pasta between 4 plates. Top with sauce and sprinkle with the cheese. Serve immediately.
Per Serving: 365 calories (17% calories from fat), 16 g protein, 7 g total fat (2.0 g saturated fat), 61 g carbohydrate, 7 g dietary fiber, 5 mg cholesterol, 169 mg sodium
Exchanges: 3 carbohydrate (3 bread/starch), 3 vegetable, 1 fat