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Ziti Supper for Two Recipe

Ziti Supper for Two Recipe

For this fabulous, fuss-free dish, Elaine Spevak of Jacksonville, Florida turns to store-bought spaghetti sauce, then dresses it up with crisp veggies, olives, fresh parsley and cheese. The result? A healthy entree that’s “quick to prepare and sure to please,” she reports. “This is my very favorite pasta dish.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup uncooked ziti or small tube pasta
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce with meat
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the green pepper, onion, celery and garlic in oil and butter for 4-5 minutes or until tender.
  • 2. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, olives and parsley. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes or until heated through. Drain pasta; stir into skillet. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 372 calories, 23 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 813 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 11 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.