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Nutrition Facts

Calories 249
  Calories from Fat 34 (14%)
(6%)Total Fat 4g
(5%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(1%)Cholesterol 4mg
(8%)Sodium 195mg
(9%)Potassium 330mg
Total Carbohydrate 44g
(19%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(21%)Protein 10g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Orechiette Pasta with Mushrooms and Artichokes


  • 10 oz orrechiette pasta

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup yellow bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped

  • 4 oz mushrooms, sliced

  • 7 oz artichoke hearts, cut into fourths

  • 2 Tbs parsley, minced, fresh

  • 1/4 tsp salt (sea salt if on a corn-free diet*)

  • 1/4 tsp pepper

  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese*, grated

  • 2 Tbs walnuts, coarsely chopped

Because of their shape, orechiette pasta are called “little ears.” Other pasta shapes such as penne, rotini or bow ties can be substituted in this recipe.


  • In a large pot, heat water to a boil. Cook pasta in rapidly boiling water.
  • While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a large skillet. Sauté garlic and peppers in oil for 2 minutes. Stir in mushrooms and cook until tender. Add artichoke hearts and parsley, cook until heated through. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Spoon vegetable mixture over drained pasta and toss. Spoon onto plates and sprinkle with cheese and walnuts.

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