Articles You May Find Interesting
Avoid chemically modified fats . You’ve heard the terms “hydrogenated” and “partially hydrogenated” used to describe oils. You’ve seen them on food labels and heard the warnings. Here’s why you...
Q: I’ve heard that some types of fiber can be good for my cholesterol. Is that true, and if so, which kinds? A: Yes, it’s true that soluble fiber can help support healthy cholesterol levels when you...
It’s what is inside that counts. We often get questions about the palm fruit oil in Smart Balance® spreads, and we are happy to explain the difference between palm fruit oil and palm kernel oil,...
The hot pasta is drained over the beans to rinse, warm and mix—all in one step!
4 ounces uncooked whole-grain penne or rotini pasta
2 tablespoons Smart Balance® Cooking Oil, divided
1 cup diced onion
1 cup diced green bell pepper
1 small zucchini, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh or 1 tablespoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
1 (15.5-ounce) can navy beans
2 cups bottled light pasta sauce
2 ounces shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
While pasta cooks, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper, and cook 5 minutes or until edges begin to brown; add zucchini and garlic, and cook 3 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in basil, crushed red pepper (if desired) and remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Cover to keep warm.
Place beans in a colander. Drain pasta over the beans, rinsing them with the hot cooking liquid; shake off excess liquid. Add beans and pasta to the vegetable mixture in skillet and toss gently. Gently stir in pasta sauce. Cover and cook on medium-low 10 minutes to absorb flavors and heat thoroughly, stirring occasionally. Top with mozzarella and Parmesan, cover and cook 2 more minutes or until cheese is melted.
Makes 4 servings. (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
Nutrition Per Serving:
11.0g total fat
2.7g saturated fat
4.4g monounsaturated fat
3.2g polyunsaturated fat
0g trans fatty acids
617mg omega-3 fatty acid
2,569mg omega-6 fatty acid
9g dietary fiber