Light Red Pepper and Beef Pasta | A hearty meal with  a different kind of red sauce using roasted red peppers and chopped tomatoes together.

Light Red Pepper and Beef Pasta | A hearty meal with a different kind of red sauce using roasted red peppers and chopped tomatoes together.

Can a pasta dish really be a low calorie dish?  Yes, it can!  This delicious meal comes in at around 362 calories per 1 2/3 cups serving and that includes the pasta and cheese!  Hurray for us!  That’s a hefty serving.  Add a salad and you’re got yourself a satisfying meal.  Now you CAN satisfy that pasta craving and still stay on track.

I love the twist on the everyday red sauce.  I love just about anything with roasted red peppers so adding them to make a red sauce made total sense to me.  I hope you enjoy it too!

Light Red Pepper and Beef Pasta

Light Red Pepper and Beef Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 ounce) jar roasted sweet red peppers, drained
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes, do not drain
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces uncooked ziti or small tube pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups cut fresh green beans
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Place peppers in a food processor; cover and process until smooth.
  2. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  3. Stir in the pepper puree, tomatoes, garlic, oregano, basil and salt.
  4. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook pasta according to package directions, adding green beans during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  6. Cook until pasta and green beans are tender; drain.
  7. Return to the pan; stir in meat sauce.
  8. Sprinkle with cheese; stir until melted.
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Light Red Pepper and Beef Pasta | A hearty meal with a different kind of red sauce using roasted red peppers and chopped tomatoes together.

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Comments

Light Red Pepper and Beef Pasta — 3 Comments

  1. This looks delicious and like something my family would love! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Don’t forget to come back and VOTE on Sunday! Tell your friends to vote your recipe!

  2. I cooked this for supper tonight, YUM, we loved it!!!!!!!! So gald you posted it to our FFF. Blogging about it now 🙂 will link back to you of course.

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