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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 186.8
  • Total Fat: 4.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.4 mg
  • Sodium: 541.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.7 g
  • Protein: 8.2 g

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Dan's whole wheat pasta with parmesan cheese sauce

Submitted by: DANJODEA

Introduction

Doctoring up a standard bottle of spaghetti sauce with extra tomatoes, spices, and cheese.

Pasta note: use a heavier pasta such as shells, rotini, or penne because the sauce is thick. Spaghetti also works, but angel hair (vermicelli) won't work; it'll turn gooey.
Doctoring up a standard bottle of spaghetti sauce with extra tomatoes, spices, and cheese.

Pasta note: use a heavier pasta such as shells, rotini, or penne because the sauce is thick. Spaghetti also works, but angel hair (vermicelli) won't work; it'll turn gooey.

Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    One 12-oz package whole wheat pasta (penne, rotini, shells)
    1 bottle (1 pound 8 ounces) tomato and basil spaghetti sauce
    Four medium tomatoes, diced (about 14 ounces)
    3 cloves garlic
    1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
    1/4 cup low-sodium V8
    1/2 teaspoon oregano

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Directions

Heat 5 quarts of water to a boil. Just before adding the pasta remove 1/2 cup of hot water and pour it into the serving bowl to warm up the bowl. Add the pasta and cook according to al dente instructions.

Meanwhile, empty a 24-ounce bottle of your choice of spaghetti sauce into a 3-quart pan. Dice three medium tomatoes (about 14 ounces), saving the juice. Pour the juice into the bottle of sauce, and add to that 1/4 cup low-sodium V8 juice. Rinse out the sauce bottle with the V8 and tomato juice, pouring it all into the sauce. Add the diced tomatoes, garlic, cheese, and oregano. Cook until bubbles start to form, then simmer over low heat until pasta is done.

Drain pasta, remove the water from the serving bowl, and mix the pasta and sauce in the serving bowl. Serve with garlic bread.

Makes about 6 servings.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DANJODEA.






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