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Creamy Pasta Primavera
4.25 from 4 votes

Creamy Pasta Primavera

This is the ultimate spring time pasta featuring asparagus, zucchini and red pepper.

Course Main Course
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 3 cups penne pasta uncooked try Caraluzzi's Authentic Italian Penne Pasta
  • 2 Tbsp. KRAFT Lite Zesty Italian Dressing
  • 1-1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces (try Caraluzzi's Pure Poultry Chicken)
  • 2 zucchini cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups cut-up fresh asparagus spears 1-inch lengths
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 1 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 oz. 1/2 of 8-oz. pkg. PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese


  1. Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt.
  2. Meanwhile, heat dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken and vegetables; cook 10 to 12 min. or until chicken is done, stirring frequently. Add broth and Neufchatel; cook 1 min. or until Neufchatel is completely melted and sauce is well blended, stirring constantly. Stir in Parmesan.
  3. Drain pasta; return to pan. Add chicken mixture; mix lightly. Cook 1 min. or until heated through. (Sauce will thicken upon standing.)

Recipe Notes

Photo and recipe courtesy of Kraft.