Margherita Pasta
En Español (Spanish Version)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size½ of recipeCalories441Total Fat15 gSaturated Fat6.5 gSodium691 mgTotal Carbohydrate60 gDietary Fiber6.5 gProtein20 g
Servings and Times
Ingredients and Preparation
IngredientsMeasuresBow-tie or other shaped pasta4 ouncesOlive oil2 teaspoonsGarlic clove, thinly sliced1Diced tomatoes, drained1 (14.5-ounce) canChopped fresh basil2 tablespoonsFresh part-skim mozzarella, cut into ¼-inch cubes4 ounces
  • Directions
  • Cook the pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
  • Heat oil in a large deep skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté about 1 minute, until fragrant. Stir in tomatoes and continue cooking another minute.
  • Add pasta to skillet, and toss to coat with tomatoes and garlic. Stir in basil and remove from heat.
  • Toss pasta mixture with mozzarella and serve immediately.

  • Exchanges
    2 starches; 2 medium-fat meat substitutes; 1 vegetable; 1 fat

    Side Suggestions: Italian “House” Salad
    Top a bag of mixed Italian greens with sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots. Toss with light vinaigrette.

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