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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 341.4
  • Total Fat: 6.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 8.2 mg
  • Sodium: 475.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 55.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.8 g
  • Protein: 16.8 g

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Heart Healthy Pasta Bake

Submitted by: MELISSABRENNAN

Introduction

This is a delicious alternative to lasagna, and a more "user-friendly" version of spaghetti with sauce. Baking the sauce into the pasta makes it slightly less messy for kids, and there's no long skinny noodles to gag on if they aren't cut properly. The mozzarella cheese adds calcium, and using multigrain pasta with omega 3's makes this dish oh-so-healthy!
Oh, and for all you vegetarians: check out the protein in a single cup of this delicious pasta dish!
This is a delicious alternative to lasagna, and a more "user-friendly" version of spaghetti with sauce. Baking the sauce into the pasta makes it slightly less messy for kids, and there's no long skinny noodles to gag on if they aren't cut properly. The mozzarella cheese adds calcium, and using multigrain pasta with omega 3's makes this dish oh-so-healthy!
Oh, and for all you vegetarians: check out the protein in a single cup of this delicious pasta dish!

Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    2-14.5 oz boxes of Barilla Plus Rotini Pasta
    1 Large Family size jar of Ragu Traditional Spaghetti sauce
    6 oz part skim mozzarella cheese
    1 cup chopped onions
    2 cups chopped green, yellow and red bell peppers

Directions

boil pasta until al dente (about 10 minutes)
in large casserole dish mix strained pasta with whole jar of sauce, onions and peppers.
top with cheese
bake covered for 30 minutes at 425

makes about 12 cup servings

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SOON2BMRSB.






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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was awesome. The whole family liked it, even my husband who is picky about putting vegetables in his pasta. I added a few meatballs to the recipe for a little extra protein and it was excellent. Will definitely make this one again! - 3/4/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Added MorningStar Farm Meatless Meat, the family couldn't tell the difference from the other store bought stuff. - 10/23/10

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  • love this recipe! - 10/16/13

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  • I made a variation of this tonight and my family and I LOVED it. It will definitely be a repeat dish in our house!! - 6/10/10

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  • I left off the onions and peppers and loved it!!!! - 5/3/10

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