* Grated or finely shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)
* Cracked black pepper
Cook penne according to package directions; drain. Return penne to hot saucepan; cover and keep warm.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook and stir carrots in hot olive oil for 5 minutes. Add green beans, green onion, broth, and garlic. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in squash. Simmer, uncovered, for 4 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
Toss vegetable mixture, basil, and salt with penne. Sprinkle with almonds, cheese (if desired), and pepper.