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  • Margherita Pasta

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size ½ of recipe
    Calories 441
    Total Fat 15 g
    Saturated Fat 6.5 g
    Sodium 691 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 60 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.5 g
    Protein 20 g

    Servings and Times

    Servings 2

    Ingredients and Preparation

    Ingredients Measures
    Bow-tie or other shaped pasta 4 ounces
    Olive oil 2 teaspoons
    Garlic clove, thinly sliced 1
    Diced tomatoes, drained 1 (14.5-ounce) can
    Chopped fresh basil 2 tablespoons
    Fresh part-skim mozzarella, cut into ¼-inch cubes 4 ounces
    1. Cook the pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
    2. Heat oil in a large deep skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté about 1 minute, until fragrant. Stir in tomatoes and continue cooking another minute.
    3. Add pasta to skillet, and toss to coat with tomatoes and garlic. Stir in basil and remove from heat.
    4. Toss pasta mixture with mozzarella and serve immediately.

    Exchanges2 starches; 2 medium-fat meat substitutes; 1 vegetable; 1 fat

    Side Suggestions: Italian “House” SaladTop a bag of mixed Italian greens with sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots. Toss with light vinaigrette.

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