Serve a light meal with pasta and cheese? What? YES YOU CAN! This Light Red Pepper and Beef Pasta is hearty and made with a different kind of red sauce. With ground beef, diced tomatoes, spices, fresh green beans, pasta and cheese! For a quick and easy weeknight dinner serve a big helping of Light Red Pepper and Beef Pasta! Scroll down to see what the key ingredient is to making a delicious sauce.
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Can a pasta dish really be a low calorie dish? Yes, it can! This delicious meal comes in at around 393 calories per 1½cups 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. Go a step beyond and use 100% whole grain pasta. Everyday Pasta Sauce?
No….this is not your everyday pasta sauce. There’s something new in this sauce. It’s a whole jar of blended roasted peppers! That’s right NO tomato sauce.
Take an even healthier approach and substitute rice for the pasta! Go a step further and create an even healthier dish by sneaking in some riced cauliflower mixed in with the rice! You sneaky mom you…..♥
Light Red Pepper and Beef Pasta
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
Place peppers in a food processor; cover and process until smooth.
In a large skillet, cook beef and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain.
Stir in the pepper puree, tomatoes, garlic, oregano, basil and salt.
Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook pasta according to package directions, adding green beans during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
Cook until pasta and green beans are tender; drain.
Return to the pan; stir in meat sauce.
Sprinkle with cheese; stir until melted.
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