Red Pepper Pasta Primvera
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Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:30

Categories    : Pasta Main Dish

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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   1          cup               Fresh Basil -- Snipped

   1          medium          Red or green pepper -- Cut up

   1/2     cup                Mayonnaise

   2         tablespoons    Parmesan cheese -- Grated

   1          tablespoon    Lemon juice

   1/8      teaspoon        Red pepper -- Ground

   8         ounces           Fettucine or linguine

   2         large             Carrot -- Cut into thin wedges

   1         medium          Zucchini or yellow squash -- Cut into thin strips

  10        ounces           Cooked chicken or turkey breast -- Cut into strips


Place basil, red or green pepper, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, red pepper and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper into a blender or food processor. Cover and blend till pureed. Set aside.


Cook pasta for 6 minutes in a large amount of boiling water with salt added. Add carrots and onion. Return to boiling and cook for 2 minutes. Add zucchini or yellow squash. Return to boiling and cook for 2 more minutes.

Drain pasta and vegetables; return to sauce pan. Stir in sauce. Add chicken or turkey; toss well to combine. Cook over very low heat for 2 minutes or until heated through, tossing occasionally. Serve immediately.