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Parmesan Penne with Meat Sauce Recipe

Parmesan Penne with Meat Sauce

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Servings: 5 

Estimated Total Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Using lean ground beef makes this pasta recipe a healthy choice for tonight’s dinner!

Recipe Nutritional Information:

Calories per Serving: 539

Total Protein per Serving: 34 grams 

Total Carbs per Serving: 78 grams

Total Fat per Serving: 9 grams

Saturated Fat per Serving: 4 grams

Total Fiber per Serving: 4 grams

Recipe Ingredients:

16 oz (1 box) dry enriched penne pasta, uncooked

½ cup chopped onions, raw

3 cloves chopped garlic, raw

1 pound 95% lean ground beef, uncooked

1 cup jarred ready-to-serve pasta sauce

5 tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper (to taste)


Prepare pasta as directed. While pasta is cooking, heat a skillet to medium heat. Coat with nonstick spray and sauté garlic and onions until softened, about 5 minutes. Add ground beef and sauté until almost fully cooked, about 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

While beef is cooking, drain pasta. Add to beef mixture. Add pasta sauce, mixing thoroughly. Continue cooking until beef is completely cooked, about 3 to 5 minutes. 

Divide pasta and beef mixture into five equal portions (about 2 cups each). Place each portion on a plate and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese.


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