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Recipe Of The Day **Pasta with Marinara and Grilled Vegetables**

Posted by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 8:01 AM
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Recipe: Pasta with marinara sauce and grilled vegetables

By Mayo Clinic staff

Original Article:  http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-recipes/NU00418

Dietitian's tip:Try this recipe as an alternative to spaghetti and meatballs. With the homemade marinara sauce and chopped grilled vegetables, you cut the calories in half and reduce the fat by three-fourths.

By Mayo Clinic staff
Serves 4

Ingredients

    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    10 large fresh tomatoes, peeled and diced
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
    2 tablespoons chopped onion
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    2 red peppers, sliced into chunks
    1 yellow summer squash, sliced lengthwise
    1 zucchini, sliced lengthwise
    1 sweet onion, sliced into 1/4-inch-wide rounds
    8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti

Directions

To make the marinara sauce, in a heavy skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add tomatoes, salt, garlic, chopped onions, basil, sugar, oregano and black pepper. Simmer uncovered until the sauce thickens, about 30 minutes.

Prepare a hot fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill or broiler (grill). Away from the heat source, lightly coat the grill rack or broiler pan with cooking spray. Position the cooking rack 4 to 6 inches from the heat source.

Brush the red peppers, squash, zucchini and sweet onion with the remaining olive oil. Place the vegetables on the grill rack or broiler pan. Grill or broil, turning as needed, until the vegetables are tender, about 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl and set aside.

Fill a large pot 3/4 full with water and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente (tender), about 10 to 12 minutes, or according to package directions. Drain the pasta thoroughly.

Divide the pasta evenly among individual plates. Top with the marinara sauce and grilled vegetables. Serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories270Sodium380 mg
Total fat6 gTotal carbohydrate46 g
Saturated fat1 gDietary fiber4 g
Monounsaturated fat4 gProtein8 g
Cholesterol0 mg  

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by Kayla on Jan. 8, 2013 at 8:14 AM
Yum!
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SweetLuci
by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 8:50 AM
1 mom liked this

 Sounds like a good way to get more veggies.

Thanks for putting the name of the recipe in the title, otherwise I get confused as to whether I've read the post or not, even with the date. lol

andrea96
by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Yum!

4kidz916
by Melissa on Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:38 AM

It is a good way to get more veggies and that was one of my goals for this year so I'm adding this recipe to my menu real soon.  Glad you're liking the new titles, it does come in handy.

Quoting SweetLuci:

 Sounds like a good way to get more veggies.

Thanks for putting the name of the recipe in the title, otherwise I get confused as to whether I've read the post or not, even with the date. lol


August07Mom
by Tiesha on Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing!

rebeccan3
by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:40 AM

 This sounds good - - - TFS

sweetmissy_05
by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Yum!!

lillucky8
by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:56 AM
Thanks! I love to have sauted zuchinni and yellow squash with my pasta, maybe ill add in peppers
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jessicasmom1
by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 11:06 AM

sounds great 

aenima49
by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Yum, I love grilled veggies.

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