Meal builders: Pasta

So many delicious ideas...
Pick one

1 c spaghetti
5 SmartPoints


Zoodles (spiralized zucchini)    
0 SmartPoints

Add in a few...
marinara sauce

1/4 c store-bought marinara sauce
1 SmartPoint


1 1/2 Tbsp reduced-fat pesto
3 SmartPoints

chicken sausage

3 oz sautéed, sliced precooked chicken sausage
3 SmartPoints

ground beef 3 oz sautéed, seasoned extra-lean (95%) ground beef
3 SmartPoints 
peppers and onions

Chopped peppers and onions roasted with cooking spray
0 SmartPoints 

roasted red peppers Chopped roasted red peppers packed in water
0 SmartPoints
goat cheese

2 Tbsp reduced-fat goat cheese
2 SmartPoints


Flavor with...

1 1/2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1 SmartPoint

red pepper flakes

Red pepper flakes       
0 SmartPoints

fresh basil

Fresh basil
0 SmartPoints


Minced garlic sautéed with 1 tsp oil
1 SmartPoint


We made a 5 SmartPoints value Zucchini Noodles with Meat Sauce with these ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 c zoodles

  • 1/4 c marinara sauce

  • 3 oz sautéed extra-lean ground beef

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp grated Parmesan

  • Red pepper flakes

  • Fresh basil

Other ideas to try
  • Stir reduced-fat goat cheese into warm noodles and sauce for a creamy pasta dish.

  • Don't just limit yourself to spiralized zucchini. Spiralized cucumber, carrot, and yellow squash all make fabulous "noodles."

  • Make your pesto sauce go father by thinning it with a little broth.

  • Cook chicken sausages whole to retain the most moisture—slice just before eating