Penne marinara

156 sugar calories

~Shopping List~

  • 2 oz whole-wheat penne pasta (hint: a 1 lbs box has 8 2oz servings)
  • 1 Italian sausage
  • 2 Tbsp marinara sauce
  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced
  • Olive oil
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • Parmesan or feta cheese (optional)

~To do~

Cook pasta and sausage according to package directions.  Heat a cast-iron or nonstick skillet on medium-high heat, and add a drizzle of olive oil.  When hot, sauté garlic for a minute, then add spinach and still until just wilted.  Season with salt and pepper; then stir in sausage, penne, and marinara.  Serve with a sprinkling of Parmesan or feta cheese.


You can use any type of whole wheat pasta.  You can also use brown rice instead of pasta.