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Recipe: Baked macaroni with red sauce

Recipe: Baked macaroni with red sauce

This easy dish uses whole-wheat pasta, which provides insoluble fiber, lean ground beef and tomato sauces.

The type of fiber in whole-wheat pasta is insoluble — during the digestive process it maintains its bulk, holds on to water and, as a result, helps prevent constipation.


Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly coat a baking dish with cooking spray.

In a nonstick frying pan, cook ground beef and onion until the meat is browned and the onion is translucent. Drain well.

Fill a large pot 3/4 full with water and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente (tender), 10 to 12 minutes, or according to the package directions. Drain the pasta thoroughly.

Add the cooked pasta and spaghetti sauce to the meat and onions. Stir to mix evenly. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Bake until bubbly, about 25 to 35 minutes.

Divide the macaroni among individual plates. Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.


Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced, about 1/2 cup
  • 1 box (7 ounces) whole-wheat elbow macaroni
  • 1 jar (15 ounces) reduced-sodium spaghetti sauce
  • 6 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

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Sweets 
Vegetables
Diabetes
Fats 
Freefoods 
Fruits 
Meat
Milk 
NonStarchyVegetables
Starches 
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NutrientAnalysis
Calcium 
Calories290 
Carbohydrate33 g 
Cholesterol29 mg 
Fiber5 g 
Monounsaturatedfat3 g 
Potassium 
Protein15 g 
Saturatedfat4 g 
ServingsizeAbout 1 cup 
Sodium94 mg 
TotalFat11 g 

2013-06-01

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