Whole Wheat Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce Casserole
Casserole, Meat Free Monday, Pasta, Tomato, Whole Wheat
Sylvia Melendez-Klinger, MS, RD, Grain Foods Foundation
Meat-free Mondays don’t have to mean salad leftovers. Go with a delicious and simple vegetarian pasta. You might just find yourself eating it for the rest of the week.
whole wheat penne pasta uncooked, 14.5 oz
reduced fat cream cheese 8 oz.
1/3 less fat
to 2 cups marinara sauce
seasoned diced tomatoes 28 oz.
low fat Mozzarella cheese shredded
grated Parmesan cheese
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Add cream cheese and stir until melted.
Fold in marinara sauce and canned tomatoes. Pour into a rectangular 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Top with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden brown.
Try this tasty recipe for Whole Wheat Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce Casserole, which is not only packed with grains but is also under 500 calories.