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Quick, Easy, Healthy Veggie Pasta Recipe

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 30 min.
The name says it all!

Ingredients

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 25.5 oz jar of pasta sauce
  • 18 oz whole wheat pasta
  • 2 Tbs fresh parmesean or mozarella, shredded
  • Dried oregano (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)

Directions

  • Cook the pasta according to package directions, add salt to taste. Drain and set aside.
  • Add 2 tsp olive oil to a pot over medium heat.
  • Add garlic, red pepper and red onions, saute for 5 minutes.
  • Add pasta sauce to the pot (so your sauce will become more chunky because of the fresh veggies) and bring to a simmer.
  • Add dried oregano to taste and stir, simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Take 1 cup pasta and 1/2 cup sauce and put on a plate. Top with 2 Tbs cheese. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 314
  Calories from Fat 46 (15%)
(8%)Total Fat 5g
(3%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(0%)Cholesterol 1mg
(16%)Sodium 392mg
(15%)Potassium 540mg
Total Carbohydrate 56g
(31%)Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 8g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(20%)Protein 10g
* 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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