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Margherita Pasta

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size ½ of recipe
Calories 441
Total Fat 15 g
Saturated Fat 6.5 g
Sodium 691 mg
Total Carbohydrate 60 g
Dietary Fiber 6.5 g
Protein 20 g

Servings and Times

Servings 2

Ingredients and Preparation

Ingredients Measures
Bow-tie or other shaped pasta 4 ounces
Olive oil 2 teaspoons
Garlic clove, thinly sliced 1
Diced tomatoes, drained 1 (14.5-ounce) can
Chopped fresh basil 2 tablespoons
Fresh part-skim mozzarella, cut into ¼-inch cubes 4 ounces

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
  2. 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.
  3. Add pasta to skillet, and toss to coat with tomatoes and garlic. Stir in basil and remove from heat.
  4. 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.