Bell peppers are the best source of vitamin C. Served as a sauce is a great way to get servings of vegetables, vitamin C, and fiber. Serve of ver whole-wheat linguini for a heart-healthy alternative.



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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add red bell pepper and garlic; cook, uncovered, 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside, and cool slightly.

  • Place pepper mixture in a blender; add chopped basil and next 3 ingredients. Process until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides.

  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

  • To serve, top pasta with pepper sauce. Garnish with basil sprigs, if desired.


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Nutrition Facts

117 calories; calories from fat%; fat 1.5g; saturated fat 0.2g; mono fatg; poly fatg; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 22.2g; fiber 1.7g; cholesterolmg; ironmg; sodium 51mg; calciummg.