The 95-percent-lean ground beef helps lower the fat and calories in this hearty pasta dinner. Using whole wheat ziti boosts the fiber.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a 4-quart Dutch oven, cook ground beef and shredded carrot over medium heat until meat is brown. Drain off fat. Stir tomato soup, the water, uncooked ziti, dried basil (if using), onion powder, and garlic powder into meat mixture in Dutch oven.

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  • Bring mixture to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and cook about 25 minutes or until ziti is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in fresh basil (if using) and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle individual servings with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

297 calories; protein 21.6g 43% DV; carbohydrates 35.7g 12% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 3g 12% DV; sugars 8.7g; fat 7.5g 12% DV; saturated fat 3.4g 17% DV; cholesterol 45.9mg 15% DV; vitamin a iu 5048.5IU 101% DV; vitamin c 5.5mg 9% DV; folate 10.4mcg 3% DV; calcium 158.7mg 16% DV; iron 3.1mg 17% DV; magnesium 22.1mg 8% DV; potassium 461.4mg 13% DV; sodium 463.7mg 19% DV.