Quick Pasta Primavera


  • 5 ounces dry fettuccine pasta
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 9 ounces frozen French-style green beans
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large tomato, cut into wedges


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and reserve.

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Meanwhile, in a medium sauce pan combine water, mushrooms, beans, red or green bell pepper, garlic, and ground black pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender; do not drain.

In a small bowl, combine milk and cornstarch; stir into vegetable mixture. Stir and cook over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more; add cheese and stir until melted. Pour sauce over pasta and garnish with tomato wedges. Serve.