Beef & Parmesan Pasta

Beef & Parmesan Pasta

Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff 4 Servings • 7 Min. Prep Time • 28 Min. Cook Time

Ingredients

1 lb. Ground Beef
1 can (14 to 14 1/2 oz.) ready-to-serve beef broth
1 can (15 1/2 oz.) Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
2 c. uncooked bow tie pasta
2 c. sliced zucchini (1/4-in.)
3/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4 in. crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; set aside. Pour off drippings.

2. Combine broth, tomatoes and pasta in same skillet, pushing pasta into liquid; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in zucchini; continue cooking 5 minutes or until pasta is tender.

3. Return beef to skillet. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese; heat through. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese before serving.

* Notes: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F.

Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.

* Nutrition information per serving, using 96% lean ground beef.

* Recipe Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff

Nutrition:

Calories: 409; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 78mg; Total Carbs: 43g; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 37g; Sodium: 1076mg;