Recipe Source: Deliciously Healthy Family Meals
||2 C pasta and sauce
2 C dry whole-wheat penne pasta (8 oz)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp garlic, minced (about ½ clove)
8 oz white button mushrooms, rinsed and cut into quarters
½ bag (8 oz bag) sundried tomato halves, cut into thin strips
½ jar (8 oz jar) artichoke hearts in water, drained, cut into quarters
2 C low-sodium beef broth
2 Tbsp cornstarch
12 oz stir-fry pork strips, sliced into 12 strips (or, slice 3 4-oz boneless pork chops into thin strips)
¼ C fat-free evaporated milk
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, rinsed, dried, and chopped (or 2 tsp dried)
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
In a 4-quart saucepan, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil over high heat.
Add pasta, and cook according to package directions. Drain. (Set plain pasta aside for picky eaters—see Healthy Eating Two Ways suggestion below.)
Meanwhile, heat olive oil and garlic in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Cook until soft, but not browned (about 30 seconds).
Add mushrooms, and cook over medium heat until the mushrooms are soft and lightly browned.
Add sundried tomatoes and artichoke hearts. Toss gently to heat.
In a separate bowl, combine beef broth and cornstarch. Mix well.
Add broth mixture to the pan, and bring to a boil.
Add pork strips, evaporated milk, and parsley, and bring to a boil. Simmer gently for 3–5 minutes (to a minimum internal temperature of 160 °F).
Add pasta, and toss well to mix.
Serve 2 cups of pasta and sauce per portion.
For picky eaters, remove 3 ounces of pork from the pan and serve with ½ cup plain pasta and ½ cup steamed broccoli.
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