As there are so many veggies in this pasta, I happen to like making it with wide ribbons of chewy pappardelle, but if you want to add more fiber to your meal, use whole wheat penne instead, cooked 1 minute less than packet instructions.
A portion of pasta is 2 ounces dry weight per person. Always measure it out!
A note about cooking pasta: Often the packet cooking times will say ‘10-12’ minutes or ‘5-7 minutes’ depending on the type of pasta. Unless you live at a high altitude, always cook your chosen pasta 1 minute less than the fastest given cooking time. This will ensure your pasta is always ‘al dente’. FYI – Regular white flour pasta cooked ‘al dente’ is lower on the glycemic index than when the same pasta is soft cooked.
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