The surprise ingredient in this dish? Pumpkin puree! Besides adding extra fiber and immunity-boosting vitamin A, it gives the sauce a hit of rich, creamy sweetness!
For another healthy upgrade, try it with gluten-free pasta (like Andean Dream Quinoa Spaghetti) made from a blend of rice flour and quinoa, that deliver energizing protein. The best part? The flavor and texture equals that of traditional pasta!
Our 20-minute recipe:
12 oz. spaghetti
1 lb. ground *meat-loaf mix *(beef, pork, veal)
1 Tbs. dried *Italian seasoning *
1 (24 oz.) jar tomato-basil sauce, like Classico
1 cup pumpkin puree
Prepare pasta as package directs, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.
Meanwhile, in greased skillet over medium-high heat, cook next 2 ingredients 8 min. or until meat is browned.
Add last 2 ingredients. Reduce heat to low. Let simmer 10 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally and adding pasta water as needed if too thick. Season with salt and pepper. Toss with pasta.
*Active time: *10 min.
*Total time: *20 min.
*Per serving: *Cal. 439 Pro. 23g Carb. 54g Fiber 4g Sug. 8g
Chol. 52mg Sod. 398mg Total fat: 14g Sat. 5g Trans. 0g