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Healthy Hidden Veggie Pasta Dish

Healthy Hidden Veggie Pasta is family friendly and full of nutrition and is quick enough to eat for lunch or dinner.
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Healthy Hidden Veggie Pasta Dish

Ingredients

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Nutritional Information

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Directions

  1. Bring a salted pot of water to a boil and add pasta.
  2. Cook pasta for 2 minutes, then add squash.
  3. Cook another 5-7 minutes (depending on pasta shape) or until pasta is tender. Drain pasta.
  4. Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add garlic and saute 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  5. Add diced tomatoes, onion powder, and red pepper and cook 2-3 minutes until bubbling. Stir in basil, salt, pepper and ground beef.
  6. Combine pasta and sauce and reheat.
  7. Garnish with Parmesan cheese as desired.

Freezing Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal to be frozen.

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Bring a salted pot of water to a boil.
  2. Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add garlic and saute 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add diced tomatoes, onion powder, and red pepper and cook 2-3 minutes until bubbling. Stir in basil, salt, pepper and ground beef.
  4. Add pasta to boiling water, cook 2 minutes, then add squash.
  5. Cook another 5-7 minutes (depending on pasta shape) or until pasta is tender. Drain pasta.
  6. Divide pasta/squash into the same indicated number of gallon freezer bags.
  7. Divide sauce among quart freezer bags and place inside bag with pasta. Label and lay flat to freeze.

Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal after it’s been frozen.

  1. Combine pasta and sauce and reheat.
  2. Garnish with Parmesan cheese as desired.

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