Zesty Penne Pasta - Light

20 mins (prep 15, cooking 5)
8 ingredients
8 servings
I found this recipe in a magazine, in a Philly (cream cheese) ad. I modified it to make it healthier, and was honestly WOW-ed when I tried it - it's that good! Hope it WOW-s you too!

Categories:  pasta,-rice-and-grains , <-30-mins , weeknight , european , italian , kid-friendly , pork-sausage , main-dish , meat , pork , quick , inexpensive , pasta , penne , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (100.78 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 110.28 Calories from Fat 11.7
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.3g 16.0%
Saturated Fat 0.55g 22.1%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 7.01mg 18.69%
Sodium 304.32mg 101.44%
Total Carbohydrate 17.0g 45.33%
Dietary Fiber 1.66 g 53.07%
Sugars 2.51 g %
Protein 7.61g 121.77%
Vitamin A 171.48IU% Vitamin C 4.98mg%
Calcium 75.73mg% Iron 1.52mg%
*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:
whole wheat penne, reduced-fat, pork sausage, red chili pepper, reduced-fat cream cheese