Monday, October 24, 2011

Creamy Vegetable Bow Ties

If you want an easy nutritious side dish to serve your family, try this Creamy Vegetable Bow Ties recipe.

I really used whatever vegetables I had on hand so you can customize it to your family's likes.

My oldest son asked if he could please have this creamy pasta for lunch at school tomorrow, yay!

Creamy Vegetable Bow Ties


1/4 Box bow tie pasta, cooked
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tsp oregano
1/2 Tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 Tsp garlic powder
2 Cups fresh vegetable of your choice, chopped (I used carrots, green beans, mushrooms, and broccoli)
1 Fresh tomato, chopped
4-5 Tbsps low fat cottage cheese or ricotta
Salt and pepper to taste
Grated Parmesan cheese for topping

Prepare pasta according to package, drain and set to the side.

Heat oil in skillet over low heat and add oregano, italian seasoning, and garlic powder. Cook for about 2 mins.

Turn heat to medium and add all vegetables except tomato. Saute until vegetables are tender.

Add cooked pasta, cottage cheese and fresh tomato, heating thru for about 3 mins. Continue to stir until cheese has melted. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve and sprinkle each individual serving with parmesan cheese.

This was a great side dish, but would make a light vegetarian main dish as well.

For this particular night I served this pasta along side Refried Bean Taquitos and Broccoli and Cheese.