Put dinner worries on the back burner with this one-dish meal for five, ready in 30 minutes.
cups uncooked penne pasta (8 oz)
slices bacon, chopped
small onion, chopped
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
cup pitted kalamata olives
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
can (8 oz) tomato sauce
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
cup crumbled feta cheese (4 oz)
Cook and drain pasta as directed on package; cover to keep warm.
Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook bacon and onion over medium heat until bacon is crisp, stirring frequently. Add ground beef. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
Stir in olives, tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano and salt. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated. Serve over cooked pasta; sprinkle cheese over top.
Feta cheese is typically used in Greek dishes. If your family prefers, you could use Parmesan or mozzarella cheese.
A simple green salad with cucumbers and tomatoes topped with a purchased vinaigrette dressing is the perfect side for the meal.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.