Minestrone Pasta

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked medium pasta shells (7 1/2 ounces)
  • 2/3 cup Italian dressing
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can Italian-style stewed or diced tomatoes, drained

Instructions

  1. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  2. Toss pasta and remaining ingredients.
  3. Serve warm or cold.

Yield: 6 servings.

Per Serving: 521 Calories; 16g Fat (28.1% calories from fat); 18g Protein; 77g Carbohydrate; 9g Dietary Fiber; 5mg Cholesterol; 807mg Sodium

Exchanges: 4 1/2 Grain (Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 3 Fat