Ratatouille Pasta

servings: 4

 calories: 230  

 prep time: 15 minutes 
 
ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 box (16 ounces) bowtie pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 small eggplant finely sliced
  • 1 small zucchini finely sliced
  • 1 small yellow squash finely sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (about 4 ounces)

preparation instructions:

  1. In a medium pan, heat olive oil at medium heat.
  2. Add eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, and bell pepper to pan and cook for 10-15 minutes until all vegetables are cooked throughout.
  3. Add veggies to hot pasta in a medium saucepan.
  4. Add tomato paste, onion powder, garlic powder, mozzarella cheese, salt and pepper to the pasta and veggies.

suggested side dishes:

  • Side salad
  • French bread

Three Cheese Baked Ziti

servings: 8  

 calories: 430 

 prep time: 10 minutes 

ingredients:
  • 1 container (15 ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 jar pasta sauce
  • 1 box (16 ounces) ziti pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozarella cheese (about 4 ounces)

preparation instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, eggs and Parmesan cheese; set aside.
  3. In another bowl, thoroughly combine pasta and pasta sauce.
  4. In 13×9-inch baking dish, spoon 1/2 of the pasta mixture; evenly top with ricotta cheese mixture, then remaining pasta mixture.
  5. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  6. Bake 30 minutes or until heated through.

suggested side dishes:

  • Side salad
  • Garlic bread