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. Directions
  2. Cook the pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
  3. 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.
  4. Add pasta to skillet, and toss to coat with tomatoes and garlic. Stir in basil and remove from heat.
  5. Toss pasta mixture with mozzarella and serve immediately.
Exchanges
2 starches; 2 medium-fat meat substitutes; 1 vegetable; 1 fat
Side Suggestions: Italian “House” Salad
Top a bag of mixed Italian greens with sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots. Toss with light vinaigrette.

EBSCO Information Services is fully accredited by URAC. URAC is an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification and commendation.

This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.

To send comments or feedback to our Editorial Team regarding the content please email us at healthlibrarysupport@ebsco.com. Our Health Library Support team will respond to your email request within 2 business days.

advertisement