Baked Penne with Spinach and Tomatoes - Slender Kitchen
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317
Calories 
57g
Carbs 
11g
Fat 
14g
Protein 
10
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(9 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

I love a good baked pasta recipe. I mean what's not to like about pasta and tomatoes covered in melted cheese. This simple recipe uses ingredients you probably already have at home - high fiber pasta, canned diced tomatoes, spinach, and mozzarella cheese - and comes together relatively quickly. It also can be assembled ahead of time and then just baked on that night. If you don't love diced tomatoes, you can substitute in your favorite sauce or crushed tomatoes.

One quick note, if you look closely at the picture, you may notice some sausage. I added it to half of the dish because I knew I was feeding a bunch of hungry boys. You could add ground beef, ground turkey, lean sausage, or white beans for added protein. Using a pound of 99% lean ground turkey would add 125 calories (1 SmartPoints) per serving, ground beef would add 150 calories (3 SmartPoints), and lean turkey or chicken sausage would add 150-200 calories (3-5 SmartPoints).

Prep Time

Baked Penne with Spinach and Tomatoes

55
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

4
  • 8 oz. high fiber pasta (I used penne)
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 U onion, diced
  • 4 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 28 oz. canned diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup basil, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded part skim mozzarella
  • Salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1.5-2 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 317
Calories from Fat 102
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
17%
Saturated Fat 3g
13%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 14mg
5%
Sodium 623mg
27%
Total Carbohydrate 57g
19%
Dietary Fiber 11g
42%
Sugars 8g
Protein 14g

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 4-6 minutes. Add the garlic, red pepper flakes, and Italian seasoning. Cook 1 minute and then add the tomatoes. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Add the spinach and basil and cook until the spinach wilts.
  4. Add the pasta to a baking dish. Add the sauce and stir everything together. Top with mozzarella. Bake for 20 minutes.
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Baked Penne with Spinach and Tomatoes
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  • Megan Eaton's picture
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    Average: 4 (1 vote)

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    Really easy! And great meal to make when craving pasta!
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