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Whole Wheat Pasta with Ricotta and Vegetables Recipe

Looking for an easy Whole Wheat Pasta with Ricotta and Vegetables recipe? Learn how to make Whole Wheat Pasta with Ricotta and Vegetables using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by hht

Makes 2 servings



derived from www.fitnessmagazine.com

Recipe Ingredients for Whole Wheat Pasta with Ricotta and Vegetables

4 ounce penne, dry
1 1/4 cups broccoli florets
3/4 cups asparagus or green beans cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup light ricotta cheese
1/8 cup basil, fresh (or 1 tablespoon dried basil, crushed)
2 teaspoons thyme, fresh (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed)
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 large ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon Parmesan, grated cheese

Recipe Directions for Whole Wheat Pasta with Ricotta and Vegetables

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting any oil or salt.

  2. Add broccoli florets and asparagus or green beans during the last 3 minutes of cooking; drain.

  3. In a large serving bowl, combine ricotta cheese, basil, thyme, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt, and freshly ground pepper.

  4. Add cooked pasta and vegetables to ricotta mixture. Add chopped tomatoes. Toss to combine. Sprinkle each serving with grated cheese; serve immediately.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 330.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
97
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.8g
17%
Saturated Fat
4.2g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
63mg
21%
Sodium
446mg
19%
Potassium
696mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates
44.6g
15%
Dietary Fiber
4.1g
16%
Sugars
4.5g
Protein
18.1g
Vitamin A 37% Vitamin C 107%
Calcium 28% Iron 29%
* 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
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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