ENDECA_EXCLUDE_START
ENDECA_EXCLUDE_END

Healthified Cheesy Pizza Pasta

false
( )

( )
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
Share
Save & Share
Share

70% less fat • 77% less sat fat • 46% more vitamin A than the original recipe. Get the best of both entrees in an easy-to-make, easy-to-bake dish.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

3 3/4
cups uncooked regular or multigrain rotini pasta (12 oz)
3/4
lb lean Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
lb fresh mushrooms, sliced (6 cups)
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes, undrained
1
jar (25.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic Italian herb pasta sauce
1/2
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1
package (6 oz) sliced turkey pepperoni
1
bag (8 oz) shredded reduced-fat Italian cheese blend (2 cups)

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In 5-quart Dutch oven, cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. Drain; return to Dutch oven.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, crumble sausage. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain if necessary.
  • 3 Add onion and mushrooms to sausage in skillet; cook 7 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, or until vegetables are tender. Stir in tomatoes; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 3 to 4 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in pasta sauce and basil. Heat just to boiling.
  • 4 Add sausage mixture, pepperoni and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese to pasta in Dutch oven; stir until well mixed. Spread in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Spray sheet of foil with cooking spray; cover baking dish with foil, sprayed side down.
  • 5 Bake 30 minutes or until bubbly and thoroughly heated. Remove foil; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake uncovered 5 to 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 290
  • Fat Reduced By 22g
  • Saturated Fat Reduced By 8 1/2g
See What Makes It Healthified »

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
810mg
810%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
20g
20%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

The Original vs. Healthified

Live Better America lets you enjoy your favorite dishes without worry or guilt. Our nutritionists switch ingredients, reduce amounts and use other kitchen tricks to turn the original recipes into Healthified recipes that are good and good for you.

Before After
5 cups uncooked rotini pasta (16 oz) 3 3/4 cups uncooked regular or multigrain rotini pasta (12 oz)
1 lb Italian pork sausage 3/4 lb lean Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
2 packages (8 oz each) sliced pepperoni 1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen® organic diced tomatoes, undrained
1 bag (8 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 package (6 oz) sliced turkey pepperoni
1 bag (8 oz) shredded reduced-fat Italian cheese blend (2 cups)
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
580 (before)
290 (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
11 g (before)
2 1/2 g (after)
Total Fat
 
 
31 g (before)
9 g (after)

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the original.

Our tasters liked the consistency of this recipe, but if you like saucy pasta dishes, add an 8-oz can of tomato or pizza sauce with the pasta sauce.

Like it spicy? Choose hot turkey Italian sausage instead of mild for a spicier dish.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/19/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Facts about this Recipe

What do these labels mean?

View Full Nutrition Information

Hide Full Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
810mg
810%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
20g
20%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Advertisement

ENDECA_EXCLUDE_START
ENDECA_EXCLUDE_END