This penne recipe is low in saturated fat, and very low in cholesterol. It is also a good source of vitamin A, which helps to improve night vision and is an immune booster.
5 cups cooked whole-grain penne pasta, cooked al dente 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 2 garlic cloves, minced 3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Salt to taste 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 cup pine nuts 2 cups baby spinach 1 cup fat-free feta cheese Cook penne according to package directions. Add 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil to a large skillet, and saute garlic over medium-low heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add to skillet the sun-dried tomatoes, black pepper, salt, and red pepper flakes, and continue cooking 5 minutes or until tomatoes are soft. Add cooked penne and remaining tablespoon of oil; toss to coat, cover, and cook on low an additional 2 minutes. Add pine nuts and baby spinach; combine; cook just until spinach is slightly wilted, about 1 minute. Serve topped with feta cheese.
Nutritional Data Calories: 318 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 4mg Sodium: 389mg Carbohydrates: 41g Dietary Fiber: 6g Sugars: 5g Protein: 11g
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