Rotini with Spicy Meat Sauce

Diced tomatoes with green chiles add heat to ordinary pasta sauce. The delicious dinner goes from stovetop to tabletop in 30 minutes.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 6

Ingredients

2 2/3
cups uncooked rotini pasta (8 oz)
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
3
medium stalks celery, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
2
medium onions, chopped (1 cup)
1
small zucchini, sliced, slices quartered (1 cup)
2
cans (14.5 oz each) diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
1
can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1
jar (4.5 oz) Green Giant™ sliced mushrooms, undrained
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet or 4-quart Dutch oven, cook beef, celery and onions over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Return to skillet.
  • 3 Stir in drained pasta and remaining ingredients except cheese. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups)
    Calories
    430
    (
    Calories from Fat
    120),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    13g
    13%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    55mg
    55%;
    Sodium
    1190mg
    1190%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    49g
    49%
    (Dietary Fiber
    6g
    6%
      Sugars
    10g
    10%
    ),
    Protein
    28g
    28%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    15%;
    Calcium
    25%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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