Gourmet, Healthy 20-Minute Pasta

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 35 min.
With the help of frozen veggies and pantry staples, this dish is budget-friendly, time-friendly, and super-nutritious, too.

Ingredients

  • 20 oz whole wheat rotini pasta
  • 1 bag organic frozen spinach
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 14-oz can fire-roasted tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 cup fresh parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 16 oz jar pasta sauce
  • Dried oregano to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Cook the pasta according to package directions. While the pasta is cooking, sauté the onions, garlic, and frozen spinach with 1 Tbsp EVOO in a large saucepan.
  • Once the pasta is cooked, drain and set aside. Once the spinach mixture is heated through, add 2/3 of the fire roasted tomatoes (add more if you want the pasta to be spicier).
  • Stir in salt, pepper, oregano into the spinach/tomato mixture, to taste. Heat up your pasta sauce and get ready to assemble your dish! To assemble: Start with a layer of rotini pasta, top with veggie mixture, top with sauce, and finish off with 2 Tbsp grated fresh Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 505
  Calories from Fat 74 (15%)
(13%)Total Fat 8g
(17%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(5%)Cholesterol 15mg
(32%)Sodium 756mg
(17%)Potassium 581mg
Total Carbohydrate 85g
(23%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(45%)Protein 22g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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