Pasta for a Quick and Easy Meal Pasta is a great standby for quick and easy meals. If you want to add some variety to the pasta dishes you usually turn to, try these recipes for a tasty Spaghetti Bolognese or a Linguine topped with Fresh Tomato and Basil! Your family with love this Spaghetti Bolognese recipe. It is quick, easy, and family friendly. Using the whole-wheat or whole-grain spaghetti give this dish a healthy touch by adding more fiber to your family's diet. It is practically sugar-free, contains meat, vegetables, grain, and a touch of dairy with the grated Parmesan. Add a tossed salad or steamed broccoli for a healthy meal. For a lighter pasta dish, try the Fresh Tomato and Basil Linguine. It is so good and it is guilt-free! Now that is a real deal!! SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE 1 lb lean ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 1 can (15-oz) diced tomatoes 1 can (8-oz) tomato sauce 4 bay leaves 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 8-oz thin whole-wheat spaghetti 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese In a large skillet over medium heat cook the ground beef and onion until the beef is crumbled and browned; drain well in a colander. Wipe skillet out with a paper towel and return beef and onion to the pan. Stir in the undrained tomatoes and the tomato sauce. Add the bay leaves, Italian seasoning and the Worcestershire sauce. Cover skillet and simmer about 25 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Discard bay leaves before serving. If you want to serve a crusty whole-grain bread with your pasta, try serving it with the Bread Dipping Sauce at the end of this article. One tasty family meal coming up! Meanwhile cook the spaghetti according to the package directions. To serve, spoon the sauce over the hot spaghetti and sprinkle with the grated Parmesan. Yield: 4 servings FRESH TOMATO AND BASIL LINGUINE 8-oz uncooked linguine 3 medium tomatoes, chopped 1/3 cup fresh basil that's chopped fine 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese Cook the linguine according to the package directions. While linguine cooks, mix the tomatoes, olive oil, basil, garlic, salt and pepper together in a large bowl. Add the cooked and drained linguine and the Parmesan cheeses to the tomato mixture and toss to coat. Serve immediately while linguine is hot. Yield: 4 1-cup servings. BREAD DIPPING SAUCE 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 tsp grated Parmesan cheese Freshly ground black pepper to suit taste Crusty bread Yield: 1 serving For more servings, multiply the ingredients by the number of servings needed.
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