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Penne with Meat Sauce

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish 25 mins
Penne with Meat Sauce
  • 8  ounces  dried penne
  • 1  pound  lean ground beef
  • 1/2  cup  chopped onion
  • 1 14  ounce can  whole Italian-style tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 6  ounce can  Italian-style tomato paste
  • 1/4  cup  dry red wine or tomato juice
  • 1/2  teaspoon  sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon  dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 1/4  cup  sliced pitted ripe olives
  • 1/2  cup  shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (2 ounces)
  •  Fresh oregano leaves (optional)

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well. Return pasta to hot pan; cover to keep warm.

2. Meanwhile, in a very large skillet, cook ground beef and onion until meat is brown. Drain off fat. In a blender or food processor, combine undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, wine, sugar, dried oregano, and pepper. Cover and blend or process until smooth.

3. Stir tomato mixture into meat mixture in skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in cooked pasta and olives. Cover and heat through.

4. Sprinkle individual servings with mozzarella cheese. If desired, garnish with oregano leaves. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Penne with Meat Sauce)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 339,
  • Fat, total (g) 11,
  • chol. (mg) 59,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 33,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • pro. (g) 24,
  • sodium (mg) 349,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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