Ziti with Meat Sauce

Ziti with Meat Sauce

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

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

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 1 pound 95-percent-lean ground beef
  • 2 cups shredded carrot
  • 2 (10.75 ounce) cans reduced-fat and reduced-sodium condensed tomato soup
  • 2½ cups water
  • 8 ounces cut whole wheat ziti pasta (about 2- ½ cups)
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese (1 ounce)


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  1. 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.
  2. 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 information

  • Serving size: ¾ cup
  • Per serving: 297 calories; 7 g fat(3 g sat); 3 g fiber; 36 g carbohydrates; 22 g protein; 10 mcg folate; 46 mg cholesterol; 9 g sugars; 5,048 IU vitamin A; 6 mg vitamin C; 159 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 464 mg sodium; 461 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (101% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2 lean protein, 2 starch, 1 vegetable

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