Monday, September 22, 2008

Cheesy Beef Rotini Recipe

This recipe can be cooked many different ways. You can bake it in the oven, or cook it on the top of the stove (like I did tonight - less dishes to wash). You can use different cheeses to suit your taste, and can lighten the recipe by using Fat Free shredded cheese instead of low-fat. You can also use a light pasta sauce or whole wheat rotini to cut calories further. I have a lot of points right now, so I can afford 8 pts for dinner. But I imaging using lighter ingredients could cut it down to about 6 pts.

Cheesy Beef Rotini


3 c. Ragu pasta sauce
1 (14.5 oz) box Ronzoni SmartTaste Rotini
1 lb. extra lean ground beef
8 oz. Kraft 2% Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 C. Green Bell Peppers
Salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning to taste

In large pot, boil rotini noodles. Drain and set aside. In separate skillet, brown ground beef, then add bell peppers and saute. Combine cooked rotini noodles, ground beef and peppers, and pasta sauce. If baking, mix in half of cheese then sprinkle the rest on top. Bake on 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until heated through. If making on stove top, mix in entire bag of cheese. Mix until heated through.

Number of Servings: 8 servings (about 1.5 cups each)
35 Minutes to Prepare and Cook

Nutritional Info:
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 402.4
  • Total Fat: 11.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 50.0 mg
  • Sodium: 669.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 53.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.9 g
  • Protein: 24.8 g
  • 8 WW pts. per serving

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