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Healthy Pasta with Tomato And Zucchini Sauce

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  Uncooked pasta 8 Ounce (I Used Penne Pasta, But You May Use The Pasta Of Your Choice)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Extra virgin olive oil 2 Teaspoon
  Extra virgin olive oil 2 Teaspoon (Additional)
  Zucchini 1 Medium, cut into 0.25 inch slices (Large Pieces)
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Garlic cloves 2 Medium, minced
  Canned stewed tomatoes 14 1⁄2 Ounce, undrained (Italian Style, I Used Stewed Tomatoes Flavored With Basil, Garlic, And Oregano)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chopped basil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely grated

In a large pot, bring at least 2 inches of water to a boil over medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon salt. When the water is boiling, add 8-oz. uncooked penne pasta, and cook, according to package instructions. Drain. Add 2 teaspoons olive oil and mix well. Cover with aluminum foil and set aside. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Add 1 sliced zucchini, 1 chopped onion, and 1 minced clove of garlic. Saute about 4 minutes, until onion is clear. Spoon sautéed vegetables into a large bowl and cover with aluminum foil. Set aside. Add (2) cans of Italian-style stewed tomatoes, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper to skillet. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and cook for about 12 minutes, or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in sautéed vegetables and ½ cup freshly chopped basil. Place cooked penne pasta on a large serving platter. Spoon tomato and zucchini sauce evenly over the top. Sprinkle with ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese. Serve Pasta with Tomato and Zucchini Sauce along with Italian Bread with Cheese Topping (also in bettyskitchen). This is a healthy dish, and it tastes wonderful! I hope you enjoy it! --Betty

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Stir Fried
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
12 Minutes
Ready In: 
22 Minutes
What better way to get your family to eat more vegetables than a super healthy pasta dish that comes loaded with tomato and zucchini sauce? Betty's low fat, tasty pasta supper can be rustled up in minutes and makes for a healthy, hassle-free indulgence. Treat into the video recipe to learn how to make this lip-smacking treat.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 339 Calories from Fat 73

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.2%

Saturated Fat 1.5 g7.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 4.2 mg1.4%

Sodium 939.8 mg39.2%

Total Carbohydrates 55 g18.2%

Dietary Fiber 4.6 g18.2%

Sugars 8.6 g

Protein 12 g23%

Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 34.2%

Calcium 13.8% Iron 16.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Healthy Pasta With Tomato And Zucchini Sauce Recipe Video