Three-Peas-In-A-Pasta (Lowfat)

Three-Peas-In-A-Pasta (Lowfat) Category Beans and Grains 
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Ingredients
1poundrotini
2tablespoonolive oil
3eachgarlic, cloves, slivered
4ozsnow peas, cut into slivers
10ozpeas, frozen, petite
3/4cupchicken broth, fat-free
16ozgarbanzo beans, rinsed, drained, cooked
1tablespoonbasil, fresh, chopped or 1 ts dried
1/2teaspoonthyme, dried
1/4teaspoonwhite pepper, ground
1/2teaspoonsalt
1cupskim milk, or lowfat milk
1/3cupfeta cheese, crumbled
1feta cheese, for garnish
1red bell pepper, minced, for garnish, optional

Directions:

Prepare pasta according to package directions, drain.

Meanwhile, in a 2-quart saucepan, heat olive or vegetable oil over medium heat. Saute garlic and snow peas 2 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon.

Add petite peas to skillet. Lower heat, cover and simmer 3 minutes.

Reserve 1 cup petite peas; add remainder to blender. Add broth, herbs, pepper, salt, milk and feta to blender. Blend until smooth. Return sauce to pan with remaining peas, sauteed snow peas, garlic and chick peas. Heat through over low heat, stirring; to not scald.

Combine pasta with sauce. If pasta appears too dry, add more warm broth or milk. Serve immediately with additional feta cheese and/or red pepper, if desired.

Each Serving: 527 cals, 9g fat (16% cff).

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