Saturday, May 18, 2013
Don't pass on this simple pasta dish. Use your noodle and choose your favorite type of pasta. For a healthier version, use ground turkey and opt for whole wheat pasta.
At a glance
1/2 lb. extra-lean ground beef
1 small onion, diced, about 1/2 cup
1 box of your pasta
1 jar (15 oz.) reduced-sodium spaghetti sauce
6 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 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 and drain well. Fill a large pot 3/4 full with water and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, 10 minutes. 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 pasta among individual plates. Sprinkle each with 1 tbsp. Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.