By Keri Conan, SELF magazine
A hearty bowl of pasta plus savory cheese? You'd never know this whole-grain comfort food is diet-friendly! Squash supplies all the vitamin A you need for the day.
- 8 oz whole-wheat penne
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 8 sage leaves
- 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 medium butternut squash (about 2 lb), peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1. Cook penne as directed on package.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
3. Fry sage, turning once, until crisp on both sides, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to a paper towel.
4. Add onion and garlic to skillet. Cook, stirring frequently, until soft and golden, about 3 minutes.
5. Add squash, 3/4 cup water, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until squash softens, 5 to 7 minutes.
6. Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup cooking water.
7. Return pasta to pot and add squash mixture; stir over low heat, adding some reserved cooking water if necessary, until pasta is coated, about 1 minute.
8. Serve, garnished with cheese and sage.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Serves 4, 337 calories per serving, 6.5 g fat (1.4 g saturated), 63 g carbs, 10 g fiber, 11 g protein
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