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Buttery Pasta Primavera With Chicken #TimetoBelieve

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We’ve been using I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® products since I was a kid and more than ever I am excited about the new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® which is now made from non-GMO sourced ingredients.  The new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® is also made from real, simple ingredients you can recognize like a delicious blend of plant-based oils, purified water and a pinch of salt. It means we can spend more time enjoying our healthy family meals and less time worrying about what I’m feeding my family.

pasta primavera low fat (6)As a mom who enjoy staying healthy and active it’s nice to know that I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® spread has 40% fewer calories and 70% less saturated fat than butter. It also contains 0g trans fat per serving, no cholesterol and no partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.

That means it’s a product I can use with my healthy diet and truly feel good about it. Dinner is one of our most important meals. We come together as a family and enjoy spending time at the table. Pasta night is always a big hit so we wanted to show off one of our favorite dinner recipes.

pasta primavera low fat (1)Buttery Pasta Primavera With Chicken


  •  3 cups penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Spread
  • 4 cups assorted vegetables, (cut asparagus, broccoli florets and/or chopped red bell pepper)
  • 2 large cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 grilled chicken beast

I enjoy letting my children be involved with meals. Chopping vegetables is fun and easy and it’s a great way to create healthy habits in the kitchen. I started by cooking the penne in lightly salted water according to package directions.

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Then you will want to I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Spread over medium-high heat in large nonstick skillet and cook vegetables and add the garlic. Cook until the vegetables are tender. pasta primavera low fat (7)
Add the chicken stock and allow it to cook uncovered for another 3-5 minutes.  Add penne and toss to coat. Just before serving stir in basil and sprinkle with cheese. It’s a simple dish that’s packed full of flavor.

I like to serve it with chopped grilled chicken breasts. It’s a favorite for the whole family! pasta primavera low fat (8)pasta primavera low fat (2)

For more great-tasting recipes, visit www.icantbelieveitsnotbutter.com/recipes. Try one of the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® recipes or even spread it on toast and share your thoughts about the new products on www.TheNewICB.com

What are your favorite family weeknight meals?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


  1. Laura J on December 1, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Oh that looks so good! We love pasta in our home and I am always looking for new pasta dishes to make! This would be a huge hit!

  2. Brandy on November 29, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    I love pasta meals, they are so good. This would be a great addition to my current meal planning!

  3. Kristin Wheeler (@MamaLuvsBooks) on November 28, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    What a delicious recipe! Love your helper too!!!

  4. Aimee Smith on November 26, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Pasta just screams cozy family night to me! This looks super yummy!

  5. Ann BAcciaglia on November 26, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    I love the yummy combination of pasta and chicken. I am going to try this recipe as it loves like something the kids and I would love to eat.

  6. Dee Mauser on November 26, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    I love making a wide variety of pasta dishes and this is one of them. Your version looks and sounds very yummy! I love that you used fresh basil. 🙂

  7. Meagan on November 26, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Wow, this looks super easy and tasty! I need to put this on my grocery list!

  8. Shell on November 26, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    This sure sounds good. I always like a good, easy meal!

  9. April on November 26, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    This dish looks amazing. We use the slow cooker often, but we’ll have to give this a try!

  10. Elizabeth @ Being MVP on November 26, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Oh that looks good! We usually have Mexican, Japanese or Italian 🙂

  11. Tammi @ My Organized Chaos on November 26, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I love me some pasta, those are my fave meals. This looks delicious!

  12. Anne on November 26, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    This looks tasty! I love easy to make recipes with lots of veggies.

  13. Tiffany (A Moms Take) on November 26, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    We like Mexican food at least once a week, lots of foods to dip and pizza a few times a month. Your recipe looks very tasty. I’ve got to try it.

  14. Amber Edwards on November 26, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    oh now that looks absolutely delicious! I could definitely go for a bowl of your pasta primavera any night of the week!

  15. Lisa on November 26, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I love that you can make such a great dish without using butter. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Jennifer on November 26, 2014 at 6:30 am

    That’s a really tasty looking dish. I’ll have to give this spread a try. I’ve been looking for a butter substitute.

  17. Dawn on November 25, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    That looks really good. It’s hard to believe you made such a rich, creamy meal with a butter substitute. Awesome!

  18. Amber on November 25, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    This looks really good! I’m always in the lookout for great new recipes.

  19. Nicole D on November 25, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Wow this dish looks incredible, my kids would eat this right up. I would love to add more cheese to it, they love stuff like this really cheesy. Great filling dish.