Angel Hair Patties

Egg, cheese and angel hair pasta patties get a tasty vegetable and spaghetti sauce topping.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 29 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

8
ounces uncooked capellini (angel hair) pasta
1
teaspoon olive or vegetable oil
4
medium carrots, cut into julienne strips (2 cups)
1
tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed to drain
2
eggs, slightly beaten or 1/2 cup fat-free cholesterol-free egg product
1/2
cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
teaspoon olive or vegetable oil
2
cups spaghetti sauce, heated

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 While pasta is cooking, heat 1 teaspoon oil in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook carrots, basil, salt and spinach in oil about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until carrots are crisp-tender. Remove vegetable mixture from skillet; keep warm.
  • 3 Mix pasta, eggs, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and pepper. Shape pasta mixture into 4 patties, each 1 inch thick. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patties in oil 6 to 8 minutes, turning after 4 minutes, until golden brown.
  • 4 Top patties with vegetable mixture and spaghetti sauce.

Expert Tips

What could be better with hearty grilled tuna, salmon or swordfish?

No time for julienne? Look for shredded carrots in the produce section of your grocery store.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
(
Calories from Fat
145 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16 g
16 %
(Saturated Fat
5 g,
5 %
),
Cholesterol
170 mg
170 %;
Sodium
1020 mg
1020 %;
Total Carbohydrate
71 g
71 %
(Dietary Fiber
7 g
7 %
),
Protein
20 g
20 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%;
Vitamin C
24%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
26%;
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 2 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.