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Health Information Library Recipes Baked macaroni with red sauce

Baked macaroni with red sauce

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size About 1 cup
Calories 269

Amount Per Serving
Monounsaturated fat 3 g
Saturated fat 3 g
Total fat 9 g
Sodium 125 mg
Cholesterol 32 mg
Dietary fiber 4 g
Protein 15 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

Try this alternative to lasagna. It uses whole-wheat pasta, lean ground beef and Parmesan.

Ingredients

(Serves 6)
  • 1/2 pound extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 box (7 ounces) whole-wheat elbow macaroni
  • 1 jar (15 ounces) reduced-sodium spaghetti sauce
  • 6 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

Directions

Heat the oven to 350 F. 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. Drain well 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, 10 to 12 minutes, or according to the package directions. 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 macaroni among individual plates. Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Last Updated: June 15th, 2019