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Weight Watchers Penne Pasta with Meat Sauce

Weight Watchers Penne Pasta with Meat Sauce Recipe




Weight Watchers Penne Pasta with Meat Sauce Recipe. Featuring a delicious tomato-based sauce loaded with ground beef, vegetables, and fragrant herbs, making a favorite Italian dinner.

What’s more, at just 9 Points per serving, this WW friendly dinner is a great option for anyone following the WW program. You can enjoy pasta without feeling guilty or sacrificing taste.

It’s easy to make with simple steps that can be followed by any level of cook.

The combination of savory meat, tangy tomatoes, and aromatic herbs creates a complex flavor profile that will have you coming back for more.

So go ahead and give this dinner a try. It’s a delicious and satisfying meal that you can feel good about serving to your family and friends.

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Weight Watchers Points


9 Points (2022/2023 Plan)

MyWW Points: 9 Blue Plan and 7 Green Plan

9 WW Freestyle Points and 7 Smart Points

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Weight Watchers Penne Pasta with Meat Sauce

Nesting Lane
This Weight Watchers Penne Pasta with Meat Sauce recipe made with ground beef. A satisfying dinner that is easy to make.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Begin by heating a large nonstick saucepan over medium heat.
  • Swirl in the oil, then add the chopped onion to the pan.
  • Sauté the onion for about 8 minutes or until it becomes translucent.
  • Add the chopped celery, carrot, and minced garlic to the pan.
  • Continue to sauté for 5 more minutes until the vegetables have wilted.
  • Add the ground meat to the pan and brown it, breaking it apart with a spoon until it is no longer pink.
  • Add the canned tomatoes, chopped parsley, red wine or broth, rosemary, bay leaf, salt, and pepper to the pan.
  • Cook the sauce, stirring occasionally, until it starts to bubble.
  • Immediately lower the heat and simmer the sauce uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 45 minutes or until it has thickened.
  • Discard the rosemary and bay leaf from the sauce.
  • While the sauce simmers, cook the pasta according to package directions.
  • Drain the pasta and place it in a warmed serving bowl.
  • Pour the tomato sauce over the rigatoni and toss until the pasta is evenly coated.
  • Sprinkle the grated cheese over the pasta and serve immediately.

Notes

Serving Size: 1½ Cups
9 Points (2022/2023 Plan)
MyWW Points: 9 Blue Plan and 7 Green Plan
9 WW Freestyle Points and 7 Smart Points
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 17gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 294mgPotassium: 542mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 3075IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 108mgIron: 3mg
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