Whole Wheat Cheese Ravioli, Marinara Sauce and Fresh Asparagus

For me, it’s hard to give up eating pasta when trying to lose weight for 2 simple reasons: it’s yummy and it’s easy to make.  So swap out your regular pasta for whole wheat pasta for a healthier choice.  Here’s a very easy recipe with vegetables from Buitoni, courtesy of meals.com:

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 ounce) container BUITONI® Refrigerated Marinara Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil (optional)
  • 1 (9 ounce) package BUITONI® Refrigerated Whole Wheat Four Cheese Ravioli
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup sliced red bell pepper
  • BUITONI® Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese

Heat sauce according to package directions. Stir in basil.

Prepare pasta according to package directions. During last 3 minutes of cooking time, add asparagus and bell pepper and cook until vegetables are crisp-tender; drain.

Add sauce to pasta and vegetables; gently toss. Serve immediately with cheese.

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