Pasta Fits #Giveaway Pack CLOSED!

I know that with school nights, getting the homework done, taking and picking up kids from practice and after school activities, we as parents can find ourselves at a loss when it comes to that question of whats for dinner. I think that most of us think that coming up with a well balanced and healthy home cooked meal can be a challenge, but in reality, coming up with a meal that is not only well balanced but also filling and something that the kids will like, is a achievable goal. I think that a side dish or even main dish that some of us may overlook is pasta. Pasta is so easy and quick to make, plus there are so many possibilities that you can come up with with just a pack of cooked pasta. You can add or make your own sauce or topping, you can add vegetables and meats. You can make the pasta as a side dish, or make it the main course, and the best part of it all is that pasta is good for you and your family. Pasta boosts energy, satisfies hunger, and tastes great! Pasta is made from grains, and grains play a vital role in a healthy, well balanced diet. To make pasta even more enjoyable for my family we were sent a variety of pastas to try with some great recipes that we found on Pastafits.org. Below is a recipe that we found to be easy and one that we all enjoyed!

Zucchini + Tomato Frittata

Serves 4

Vegetables
1 cup of diced tomatoes, canned is A-OK for more lycopene, a powerful antioxidant!
1 cup of zucchini, cut length-wise, diced into cubes
1/2 small yellow onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
sea salt, to taste

Egg Mixture
6 Eggs
3 tablespoons low-fat milk
3/4 cup of finely grated parmigiano-reggiano
3 tablespoons Herbs de Provence
Zest of one lemon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Non stick cooking spray

Pasta
3/4 cup penne pasta noodles, leftover pasta of any shape works great here too!

Bring a large pot of water to boil.  Once boiling, add a generous amount of sea salt (it should taste like seawater). Cook penne according to package directions. Drain and set aside in a colander.

Spray a large (oven safe, no plastic handles) sauté pan with nonstick cooking spray, add onions and place over medium heat. After about 1 minute, add the garlic as the onions start to sweat. Add the tomatoes and zucchini and cook until zucchini is al dente (soft but still has firmness), approximately 2 minutes.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Add a pinch of salt. Next, stir in the cooked pasta, herbs and lemon zest, season with sea salt. Stir until mixture is fully incorporated.

Pour the egg and pasta mixture over the cooked vegetables on a medium low heat. Cook approx 8-10 minutes. Finish off in the oven on a high broil for a golden brown color. Remove from the broiler after 2-3 minutes.

Serve straight from the pan, sliced up like a pizza pie! Garnish with additional Herbs de Provence and Parmagiano-Reggiano if desired and enjoy my friends!

PER SERVING: 330 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 17g carbohydrate, 21g protein, 2g dietary fiber, 780 mg sodium.

To help with your, “What’s for dinner” dilemma, the wonderful people from PastaFits.org would like to send one of my amazing readers the same pasta pack I was sent!

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This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review and giveaway.

93 Comments

  1. Trisha Kuster
    October 2, 2012 / 11:17 pm

    I like the Lemon + Basil Ricotta Lasagna Rolls recipe.

  2. Trisha Kuster
    October 2, 2012 / 11:20 pm

    I entered the Jewelry Candle giveaway.

  3. Trisha Kuster
    October 2, 2012 / 11:20 pm

    I entered the Dark Shadows Blu-Ray Combo Pack giveaway.

  4. Trisha Kuster
    October 2, 2012 / 11:21 pm

    I entered the Rothschild Kids Jacket giveaway.

  5. auntietina
    October 3, 2012 / 12:12 am

    Pan-Seared Scallops with Skinny Pesto Fettucine

  6. B. Wilson
    October 3, 2012 / 12:58 am

    Papperdelle and beef ragu.

  7. Janet W.
    October 3, 2012 / 9:31 am

    Pantry Pasta! Linguine with Capers + Tuna + Orange sounds really good to me!

  8. STF
    October 3, 2012 / 9:57 am

    They have some nice recipes on their site. Pan-Seared Scallops with Skinny Pesto Fettucine would be perfect for 'meatless monday'sheilatf52 at yahoo dot com

  9. Jackie
    October 3, 2012 / 10:21 am

    Pan-Seared Scallops with Skinny Pesto Fettucine looks delicious!

  10. Jackie
    October 3, 2012 / 10:27 am

    I entered the Progresso Recipe Starters giveaway

  11. debijackson
    October 3, 2012 / 11:15 am

    zucchini and tomato frittata cuz i want to use up my zucchini debbie jackson djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  12. Marti Parks
    October 3, 2012 / 11:27 am

    Summer Squash and Mushroom Lasagna looks good to me.

  13. s
    October 3, 2012 / 11:40 am

    Linguine and Spinach Pesto

  14. Anonymous
    October 3, 2012 / 12:17 pm

    They all look yummy!thank u

  15. tarter95
    October 3, 2012 / 1:17 pm

    I think I would try to make the Pan-Seared Scallops with Skinny Pesto Fettucine..tarter95 at hotmail dot com

  16. JLin
    October 3, 2012 / 1:40 pm

    Pantry Pasta! Linguine with Capers + Tuna + Orange

  17. Megan Sutliff
    October 3, 2012 / 2:20 pm

    Pan seared salmon over fettuccine noodle with skinny Alfredo sauce!! yumm!

  18. Megan Sutliff
    October 3, 2012 / 2:31 pm

    I also entered in the Jewelry Candle giveaway!

  19. Faride
    October 3, 2012 / 3:09 pm

    Simple Olive + Lemon Bowtie Pasta

  20. Stephanie
    October 3, 2012 / 3:16 pm

    I'd love to try the Pan seared salmon over fettuccine noodle with skinny Alfredo sauce.mrshud@cox.net

  21. Serenap95
    October 3, 2012 / 3:19 pm

    Primavera Pasta Salad sounds good

  22. scottsgal
    October 3, 2012 / 5:44 pm

    I'd try the pan seared scallops

  23. scottsgal
    October 3, 2012 / 5:44 pm

    entered dark shadows

  24. scottsgal
    October 3, 2012 / 5:44 pm

    entered kraft

  25. Frugal Tumbleweed Acres
    October 3, 2012 / 7:53 pm

    Me too for the Pasta Primavera Salad.gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

  26. katy
    October 4, 2012 / 2:42 am

    The Primavera Pasta Salad looks yummy!heaven_1_@hotmail.com

  27. Julie
    October 4, 2012 / 5:33 pm

    SImple Olive & Lemon bowtie pasta:)jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

  28. kellyr78
    October 4, 2012 / 6:33 pm

    The Easy-Peasy Peanut Noodles with Chicken looks goodkellywcuATyahooDOTcom

  29. Ashley
    October 4, 2012 / 11:03 pm

    I'd like the easy peanut noodles and chicken.

  30. Fiddlin' Dandi
    October 5, 2012 / 1:13 am

    I like the Pan seared salmon over fettuccine noodle with skinny Alfredo sauce

  31. Joleen G
    October 5, 2012 / 2:43 am

    Easy Peasy Peanut noodles with chicken

  32. Joleen G
    October 5, 2012 / 2:45 am

    Entered Hershey giveaway

  33. Wild N Mild $$$
    October 5, 2012 / 3:09 am

    Zucchini + Tomato FrittataJennifer Rotewildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  34. kaye lake
    October 5, 2012 / 3:12 am

    Primavera pasta salads sounds great….

  35. Alexia Miller
    October 5, 2012 / 7:00 pm

    the summer squash and mushroom lasagna!

  36. Kambrea
    October 5, 2012 / 7:48 pm

    I like the Primavera Pasta

  37. Karen
    October 5, 2012 / 7:50 pm

    Simple Olive + Lemon Bowtie Pasta

  38. Meryl
    October 6, 2012 / 2:10 am

    Easy Peanut Noodles.

  39. Audra Weathers
    October 6, 2012 / 4:23 am

    I'd like to try the pan-seared scallops with skinny pesto fettucine.

  40. ann
    October 6, 2012 / 9:44 pm

    pan seared scallops with fettucine

  41. ann
    October 6, 2012 / 9:45 pm

    pan seared scallops with skinny pesto fettucine is one I like to try

  42. ann
    October 6, 2012 / 10:07 pm

    entered for the Jewelry Candle

  43. ann
    October 6, 2012 / 10:07 pm

    entered for the Hershey Halloween prize

  44. Susan P.
    October 7, 2012 / 8:19 am

    This one sounds good Pan seared salmon over fettuccine noodle with skinny Alfredo sauce.

  45. polly
    October 7, 2012 / 10:22 am

    their zingy lemon chicken pasta recipie sounds good

  46. polly
    October 7, 2012 / 10:41 am

    entered rothschild giveaway

  47. polly
    October 7, 2012 / 10:41 am

    entered progresso giveaway

  48. polly
    October 7, 2012 / 10:42 am

    entered jewelry candle giveaway

  49. elangomatt
    October 7, 2012 / 6:01 pm

    Aaron BretveldI think that the Zucchini + Tomato Frittata sounds really good.

  50. elangomatt
    October 7, 2012 / 6:03 pm

    Aaron BretveldOops, didn't notice that you mentioned the Zucchini + Tomato Frittata, so I think that the Zingy Lemon Chicken Pasta looks good too!

  51. Dominique
    October 7, 2012 / 10:14 pm

    I'd love to try the Pan-Seared Scallops with Skinny Pesto Fettucine. It looks delicious!(Nikki Marie on rafflecopter)couponcookie at gmail dot com

  52. Katie Ollis
    October 8, 2012 / 1:10 am

    I think the Simple Olive + Lemon Bowtie Pasta looks pretty tasty! 🙂

  53. JLJMommy
    October 8, 2012 / 3:40 am

    I like the Papperdelle with Beef Ragu recipe.Kimberlie

  54. JLJMommy
    October 8, 2012 / 3:42 am

    entered hersheysKimberlie

  55. JLJMommy
    October 8, 2012 / 3:43 am

    entered eddie bauer strollerKimberlie

  56. STF
    October 8, 2012 / 9:35 am

    Entered Dark Shadows (in Widget above) and Progresso.sheilatf52 at yahoo dot com

  57. Lloyd Family
    October 8, 2012 / 12:55 pm

    the linguine and spinach pesto looks yummy

  58. Allyson Bossie
    October 8, 2012 / 1:20 pm

    Summer Squash and Mushroom Lasagna (Serves 8) is the recipe I would try outallyson dot bossie at gmail dot com

  59. Allyson Bossie
    October 8, 2012 / 1:21 pm

    I entered the Hershey's Giveawayallyson dot bossie at gmail dot com

  60. Allyson Bossie
    October 8, 2012 / 1:22 pm

    I entered the Progresso giveawayallyson dot bossie at gmail dot com

  61. Allyson Bossie
    October 8, 2012 / 1:22 pm

    I entered the Rothschild giveawayallyson dot bossie at gmail dot com

  62. Lloyd Family
    October 8, 2012 / 1:29 pm

    i entered the roth's child, creativity for kids and the eddie bauer stroller giveaway jenny lloyd

  63. Jackie
    October 8, 2012 / 2:15 pm

    I entered the Hershey's Halloween Pack giveaway

  64. Laurie Bolduc
    October 9, 2012 / 6:57 am

    Primavera Pasta Salad

  65. Jackie
    October 9, 2012 / 3:14 pm

    I entered the People Like Us giveawayjackievillano at gmail dot com

  66. Breanne
    October 10, 2012 / 3:37 am

    Simple Olive + Lemon Bowtie Pasta

  67. Breanne
    October 10, 2012 / 3:37 am

    I entered your People Like Us giveaway

  68. Carolyn Colley
    October 13, 2012 / 4:02 am

    Pasta and Walnut Fruit Salad look really good

  69. SharpTeethOfLove
    October 13, 2012 / 10:33 am

    Lemon and Basil Ricotta Lasagna Rolls sound so good- Jenna Osborne

  70. Kellie's Camera
    October 13, 2012 / 4:55 pm

    Simple Olive + Lemon Bowtie Pasta yum!!!

  71. Ttrockwood@yahoo.com
    October 14, 2012 / 2:03 am

    Primavera pasta salad looks amazing!

  72. Ttrockwood@yahoo.com
    October 14, 2012 / 2:04 am

    Also entered hersheys giveaway

  73. Sarah Hall
    October 15, 2012 / 2:14 pm

    I would like to try the summer squash and mushroom lasagna. I am a real veggie person.

  74. Jessica B.
    October 21, 2012 / 12:08 am

    simple Olive + Lemon Bowtie Pasta

  75. Amy W.
    October 22, 2012 / 1:12 am

    Summer Squash Lasagna. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

  76. Amy W.
    October 22, 2012 / 1:14 am

    I entered the Rothschild giveaway. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

  77. sweetmelbelle31
    October 22, 2012 / 5:43 am

    Pan-Seared Scallops with Skinny Pesto Fettuccine.sweetmelbelle31 at yahoo dot com

  78. sweetmelbelle31
    October 22, 2012 / 5:44 am

    Entered the chuck e cheese giveawaysweetmelbelle31 at yahoo dot com

  79. sweetmelbelle31
    October 22, 2012 / 5:44 am

    Entered the progresso giveawaysweetmelbelle31 at yahoo dot com

  80. Francine
    October 22, 2012 / 4:15 pm

    Simple Olive + Lemon Bowtie Pasta

  81. Running In Boise
    October 22, 2012 / 7:40 pm

    Pan-Seared Scallops with Skinny Pesto Fettucine

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