• 12 ounces ground pork, lean
  • 8 ounces penne pasta, whole grain (about 3 cups)
  • 3 cup spicy tomato pasta sauce, OR plain tomato-basil pasta sauce
  • 2/3 cup ricotta cheese, low-fat
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, OR Asiago cheese, freshly grated

Cook pasta in large saucepan with unsalted water according to package directions. Drain well.

Meanwhile, cook ground pork over medium-high heat in large, nonstick skillet about 3 minutes or until pork is no longer pink, breaking pork in to 3/4-inch crumbles. Drain and discard any juices.

Add hot pasta to ground pork in skillet. Stir in pasta sauce and ricotta cheese. Cover and cook over medium-high heat until hot, stirring occasionally.

Sprinkle with grated cheese and serve.

Serves 4.

Here’s an easy pasta meal the entire family will love—even the kids! Just add a tossed salad using pre-packaged greens and you’ll have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Calories: 440 calories

Protein: 34 grams

Fat: 9 grams

Sodium: 570 milligrams

Cholesterol: 65 milligrams

Saturated Fat: 3 grams

Carbohydrates: 56 grams

Fiber: 7 grams