Choose whole wheat pasta for a boost of fiber and heart-healthy complex carbohydrates. Fiber keeps you feeling full longer than white pasta.


Credit: Leigh Beisch

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Serves 4 (serving size: about 2 cups)


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  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Remove 1 chile (smaller for less spice, larger for more) and 1 tablespoon sauce from can (reserve remaining sauce for another use). Remove seeds from chile (for extra heat, leave seeds in); mince chile. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chile, sauce, and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add zucchini; cook, stirring constantly, 4 minutes. Toss pasta with zucchini mixture. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and cheese.


Nutrition Facts

386 calories; fat 5g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 1g; protein 14g; carbohydrates 72g; fiber 5g; cholesterol 2mg; iron 4mg; sodium 267mg; calcium 74mg.