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Colorful, simple, and delicious, this recipe will be a hit around your dinner table! Improve the nutrition by looking for whole grain pastas or alternative pastas with higher amounts of protein to balance your plate.


  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 red bell peppers, sliced
  • 2 orange bell peppers, sliced
  • 2 yellow bell peppers, sliced
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 lb. penne pasta
  • ¼ tsp. salt

Optional Garnishes*:

  • ⅛ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium. Sauté garlic until golden brown (30 seconds). Add bell peppers and wine. Cook covered, stirring occasionally, until tender (15-20 minutes).
  2. While peppers cook, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Toss with pepper mixture, salt, and sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes, if desired.

*Optional garnishes have not been included in the rating of this recipe.


Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 615; Total Fat 12.5g (15% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 2g (10% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 160mg (7% DV); Total Carbohydrate 103g (37% DV); Dietary Fiber 7g (25% DV); Total Sugars 11g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 18g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 4% DV; Iron 30% DV; Potassium 20% DV; Vitamin C 500% DV; Folate 130% DV; Selenium 130% DV.
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