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Baked Penne Pasta with Meat Sauce - Primavera Recipe

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Submitted by nomoreexcuses

Makes 6 servings



This is the same as the other baked penne recipe, but includes more veggies. Also, I had been making it with half beef and half turkey, thinking that this was healthier, but actually, the lean beef has less fat than the ground turkey. Go figure!

Recipe Ingredients for Baked Penne Pasta With Meat Sauce - Primavera

8 ounces spaghetti, whole wheat, cooked
14 1/2 ounces diced tomatoes, low-sodium, undrained
1/3 cup tomato paste, low sodium
1/3 cup dry red wine
1/3 cup water
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 cup yellow squash, diced
1 cup zucchini, diced
2 tbsp black olives, sliced
3/4 cup reduced-fat mozzarella cheese, shredded

Recipe Directions for Baked Penne Pasta With Meat Sauce - Primavera

  1. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions; drain well.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  3. In a bowl, stir together tomatoes, tomato paste, wine, water, sugar, dried oregano, salt and pepper.

  4. In a large skillet, brown ground beef with onion over medium heat. Drain off fat. Remove from skillet and then add mushrooms, squash, and zucchini to sautee lightly. Return beef mixtur to skillet, stir in tomato mixture. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 mintutes. Stir in pasta and olives.

  5. Divide mixture among six 10- to 12-ounce individual casserole dishes (or one 3 quart rectangular baking dish). Cover each casserole with foil. Bake for about 20 mintues or until heated through.

  6. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and bake 5 mintues more or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Categories

Main Dish, Italian, Mediterranean, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 299.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
344
Calories from Fat
81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.0g
14%
Saturated Fat
3.8g
19%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
103mg
34%
Sodium
230mg
10%
Potassium
859mg
25%
Total Carbohydrates
30.3g
10%
Dietary Fiber
2.3g
9%
Sugars
5.2g
Protein
33.1g
Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 32%
Calcium 14% Iron 27%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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