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Check out This Pasta Bake Recipe

Check out This Pasta Bake Recipe

Check out This Pasta Bake Recipe   

Pasta bake is one of the simplest recipes to enjoy on a cold winter’s night.

Pasta Nutrition

If consumed in high amounts, pasta can be bad for you because it is a high carb food.
On the other hand, pasta can provide some nutrients that are important to health.
Refined or white pasta is the most popular type of pasta. Eating refined carbs has been associated with an increased risk of heart disease, high blood sugar and insulin resistance.
Whole-grain pasta is classically high in fibre, manganese, selenium, copper and phosphorus, while refined pasta tends to be higher in iron and B vitamins as it is often enriched with these nutrients.
Whole-grain pasta is also lower in calories and higher in fibre and certain micronutrients than refined pasta.
Fibre moves through the gastrointestinal tract undigested and helps promote fullness. For this reason, whole-grain pasta may be more effective than refined pasta in reducing appetite and cravings.

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 leek,
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • A handful of button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 jar pasta sauce
  • 300g whole wheat penne
  • Grated cheese, for topping.

Method

Heat a splash of oil in a frying pan, add the onion, and celery, season with pepper and a little salt, then cook until soft. Add the garlic and cook for a little while longer, until the garlic is soft.  Remove vegetables and set aside. Add a splash of oil into another pan and add the mushrooms.

Return the cooked veg to the frying pan, add the pasta sauce bring to the boil and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
Heat oven to 200C. Cook the pasta according to pack instructions. Drain, stir into the vegetables and spoon into a large lasagne dish. Spoon grated cheese over the top of the pasta and bake for 20-25 mins or until lightly browned.

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