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Pasta in a Bolognese Meat Sauce

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This meat sauce is at its best when used over either «rigatoni» or «tortiglioni», two types of short pasta, with deep grooves on the outer surface to better retain the sauce («riga» stands for «groove»).

Preparation : 5 min Cooking : 15 min
300 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Kid-friendly
  • Diabetes-friendly

Ingredients

100 g tortiglioni 1 1/3 cup
1/2 cup Bolognese Meat Sauce 125 mL
1 1/2 tbsp pasta cooking water 23 mL
1 tsp butter, unsalted 5 g
4 tsp Parmesan cheese [optional] 4 g
salt [optional]

Before you start

Keep the serving dishes in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.

Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.

Method

  1. Cook the pasta.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat the meat sauce in a saucepan over low heat. Add the specified amount of pasta cooking water to dilute the sauce a bit, and warm up just a few minutes.
  3. Put the drained tortiglioni back into the pasta cooking pot, add the sauce, butter then mix well. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired and serve in the warmed dishes.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (140g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

300

Fat

8 g

12 %

Saturated 3.3 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

17 %

Cholesterol

20 mg

Sodium

190 mg

8 %

Carbohydrate

41 g

14 %

Fibre

3 g

11 %

Sugars

3 g

Protein

13 g

Vitamin A

18 %

Vitamin C

7 %

Calcium

3 %

Iron

11 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : ½ serving
Grain Products : 1 ¾ servings
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : ¼ serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Copper, Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D
Good source of  :
Manganese, Niacin, Vitamin A, Zinc
Excellent source of  :
Selenium, Vitamin B12
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 2 ½
Vegetables ½
Milk and Alternatives 0
Meat and Alternatives 1
Fats 1 ½

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This recipe is in the following categories

Pasta | Beef | First courses/Appetizers | Diabetes-friendly | Italian