Healthy, Hearty Italian Dinner
2 mins (prep 1, cooking 1)
27 ingredients
8-12 servings
Flexible quantities and the ability to use pre-prepared, canned, and frozen ingredients make this flavorful, veggie-filled meal go together quickly and easily. Chop up an onion, mince a garlic clove, open a few bags, jars, and cans and it will be simmering on the back of the stove in no time. Yet it tastes as if you’d been cooking all day. Meatless as written, it’s suitable for Lent, but there is no reason not to add whatever cooked meat you have on hand. Look at the optional ingredients suggestions for additional possibilities to use any other vegetables you happen to have on hand. Additionally, I’ve included a recipe for preparing polenta to go under the sauce, but you could put it on pasta if you prefer after the contest. Note: Low fat if you use restraint with the olive oil. Note: Can be made in the crockpot if you prefer.

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Serving Size (43.67 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 21.55 Calories from Fat 1.8
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.2g 2.41%
Saturated Fat 0.05g 2.16%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 11.64mg 3.88%
Total Carbohydrate 3.69g 9.83%
Dietary Fiber 1.09 g 34.93%
Sugars 0.58 g %
Protein 0.77g 12.31%
Vitamin A 1355.58IU% Vitamin C 1.21mg%
Calcium 37.75mg% Iron 1.24mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
baby carrots, yellow squash, frozen spinach, canned artichoke hearts, cooked chickpeas, canned mushrooms, italian, broccoli floret, diced tomato, firm, prepared polenta