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Ziti Supper

 Ziti Supper
For her fabulous and fuss-free Ziti Supper, 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 dinner entree that’s “quick to prepare and sure to please,” she reports. “This is my family’s very favorite pasta dish.” TIP: For easy variety, choose a spaghetti sauce with mini mea
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked ziti or small tube pasta
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce with meat
  • 1/4 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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 the pasta; stir into skillet. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 348 calories, 22 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 712 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.

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Ziti Supper (continued)

Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.