Alright, folks! This is one of my all time favorite pasta dishes. I found this on Yahoo Food and it has everything a pasta lover wants- noodles, meat, tomatoes and veggies! Yumm-O! If you want to decrease the amount of sodium intake- buy the low sodium beef broth. I make this with extra zucchini and it is extremely filling! Add some crusty french bread and you've got yourself a tasty meal! Also, if you're trying to not have any dairy in the pasta- just don't add the cheese. I made this without cheese and allowed my family to add it to their portion and it was great without it! I didn't even notice a difference!
1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef (we use 1/3 lb of meat and you get plenty)
14 oz can beef broth
14.5 oz can of Italian style tomatoes
2 cups of uncooked bow tie pasta
2 cups of sliced zucchini (1/4 inch thick)
3/4 cup of grated Parmesan chese, divided
- In a large skillet over medium/high heat, brown the ground beef. Pour off the fat.
- Return the skillet to the heat and add the beef broth, tomatoes, and pasta. Stir to coat all of the pasta. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium.
- Cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes stirring frequently. Add zucchini and continue cooking for an additional 5 minutes or until pasta is tender.
- Return beef to the skillet and stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese; heat through. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over each serving.
Yield: 6 servings