Creamy Pasta Primavera

by Mary from Davita
(USA)

Portions: 6


Serving size: 1 cup
Ingredients

* 8 ounces bow tie pasta, uncooked
* 1 cup broccoli florets
* 1 cup carrots, sliced
* one 8-ounce package cream cheese, cubed
* 3/4 cup Rice DreamĀ® Original Classic
* 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
* 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
* 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
* 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Preparation

1. Prepare pasta as directed on package (without salt). During last 5 minutes of cooking time, add broccoli and carrots to water. Drain.
2. Mix cream cheese, Rice DreamĀ®, Parmesan cheese, onion and seasonings in a large saucepan; cook on low heat until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently.
3. Add pasta and vegetables together; toss lightly and serve hot.

Nutrients per serving

* Calories: 306
* Protein: 9 g
* Carbohydrate: 36 g
* Fat: 14 g
* Cholesterol: 43 mg
* Sodium: 188 mg
* Potassium: 242 mg
* Phosphorus: 134 mg
* Calcium: 87mg
* Fiber: 2.0 g

Renal and Renal Diabetic Food Choices

* 2 starch
* 1 vegetable, medium potassium
* 3 fat

Carbohydrate Choices

* 2-1/2

Helpful Hints

* For a higher protein dish add chicken or shrimp.
* Frozen broccoli and carrots can be substituted for the fresh vegetables.
* Enriched rice milk contains added phosphorus and calcium. Look for the unenriched products.

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