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Pasta with Garden Bolognese Sauce

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup pasta, 1 cup sauce, and 1/4 cup cheese)
Bolognese refers to a thick, robust tomato sauce enhanced with red wine. This one begins with a bottled pasta sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cups shredded carrot
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 3/4 cups chopped portobello mushroom caps (about 1 large mushroom)
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1 (26-ounce) bottle fat-free marinara sauce
  • 6 cups hot cooked ziti (about 3 cups uncooked short tubular pasta)
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 388
  • caloriesfromfat 19 %
  • fat 8 g
  • satfat 3.4 g
  • monofat 2.5 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 17.5 g
  • carbohydrate 63.1 g
  • fiber 7.9 g
  • cholesterol 16 mg
  • iron 3.6 mg
  • sodium 210 mg
  • calcium 240 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add carrot, onion, celery, and peppers; sauté 10 minutes. Add mushroom, oregano, and garlic, and sauté 2 minutes. Add wine and marinara sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Serve over ziti, and sprinkle with cheese.