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Baked Penne with Zucchini Recipe

Looking for an easy Baked Penne with Zucchini recipe? Learn how to make Baked Penne with Zucchini using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kirakarla

Makes 6 servings



6 servings / From Prevention Magazine

Recipe Ingredients for Baked Penne with Zucchini

6 oz whole wheat penne pasta (2 cups)
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 medium zucchini (1 lb total), cut into small cubes
3/4 lb green beans, trimmed and cut diagonally in half
15 oz can Diced Tomatoes
1 cup tomato-basil pasta sauce (10 g sugar or less per 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup shredded reduced fat mozzarella cheese (2 oz)
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Baked Penne with Zucchini

  1. Preheat oven to 375*

  2. Prepare pasta per package directions but reduce cooking time by 3 minutes. Drain pasta.

  3. Heat oil in large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and green beans. Cover and cook, stirring occationally, 8 minutes or until vegetables are lightly browned. Stir in tomatoes (with juice), pasta sauce, water, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer 4 minutes.

  4. Transfer half of the pasta into 2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with half of the vegetable mixture. Add remaining pasta and vegetables. Sprinkle with cheeses. Cover and bake 30 minutes or until bubbly. Uncover and bake 10 minutes longer.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 295.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
202
Calories from Fat
39
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.3g
7%
Saturated Fat
1.2g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
442mg
18%
Potassium
293mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
33.7g
11%
Dietary Fiber
7.4g
30%
Sugars
6.2g
Protein
10.8g
Vitamin A 22% Vitamin C 46%
Calcium 16% Iron 16%
* 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
A-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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