Baked Penne With Corn, Zucchini and Basil Recipe

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Baked Penne With Corn, Zucchini and Basil
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  1. Preheat an oven to 400ºF.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Generously salt the water, add the pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain the pasta and rinse under cold running water. Set aside.
  3. In a 12-inch nonstick fry pan over medium-high heat, warm 3 Tbs. of the olive oil. Add the corn, season with salt and black pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the corn is lightly golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Set aside.
  4. Return the pan to medium-high heat and warm the remaining 3 Tbs. olive oil. Working in batches, add the zucchini, season with salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the zucchini is tender and golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Add to the bowl with the corn. Repeat with the remaining zucchini, adding more oil to the pan as needed.
  5. Set the pan over medium-low heat. Add the onion, 1 teaspoons salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, about 2 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes soften and begin to form a sauce, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute. Add the wine and cook until the wine has reduced and the sauce is fairly thick, about 3 minutes more.
  6. Add the pasta, tomato sauce, basil, mozzarella and half of the Parmigiano-Reggiano to the bowl with the vegetables and stir to combine. Transfer to the fry pan and sprinkle the remaining Parmigiano-Reggiano on top. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake until golden brown on top, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 221.44 Kcal (927 kJ)
Calories from fat 115.09 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.79g 20%
Cholesterol 4.11mg 1%
Sodium 171.08mg 7%
Potassium 722.2mg 15%
Total Carbs 14.24g 5%
Sugars 2.72g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 12.73g 25%
Vitamin C 45.8mg 76%
Iron 1.5mg 9%
Calcium 245.3mg 25%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 87.51 Kcal (366 kJ)
Calories from fat 45.48 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.05g 20%
Cholesterol 1.62mg 1%
Sodium 67.6mg 7%
Potassium 285.39mg 15%
Total Carbs 5.63g 5%
Sugars 1.07g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.58g 16%
Protein 5.03g 25%
Vitamin C 18.1mg 76%
Iron 0.6mg 9%
Calcium 96.9mg 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 4.7
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • cholesterol free

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