Beef and Penne Pasta Toss

Beef and Penne Pasta Toss

November 15, 2016
2 Reviews (4.50 out of 5)
Beef and Penne Pasta Toss for diverticulitisBeef and Penne Pasta Toss for diverticulitis
Serves 4

An easy and hearty meal with plenty of flavor and fiber.


  • 1 Pound
    whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 Pound
    ground beef, lean
  • 2 Tablespoons
    olive oil
  • 1
    small onion, chopped
  • 3
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 15 Ounces
    can tomatoes, seeded, diced
  • 2 Cups
    medium zucchini, seeded, chopped
  • 8 Ounces
    fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 Cup
    Parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook penne pasta al dente according to package directions.

  2. In a large non-stick pan, brown ground beef over medium-high heat for 6 to 8 minutes, breaking up any large pieces. Remove beef and set aside on paper towels to drain excess fat.

  3. In the same pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook onions and garlic for about 5 minutes or until soft. Add tomatoes and zucchini and continue cooking 5 minutes more. Add spinach and cook until it just wilts, 2-3 minutes.

  4. Return beef to skillet and stir in 1/2 cup cheese; heat through Transfer pasta to a large serving bowl and spoon meat mixture on top.

  5. Toss until well combined and sprinkle with remaining cheese.

2 reviews for Beef and Penne Pasta Toss

  1. Sara


    My son and I loved it.

    • Calming Blends


      Hi Sara,
      So glad to hear you and your son enjoyed the beef and penne pasta. Thanks for letting us know!

  2. Elizabeth Wadsworth


    It was delicious. I didn’t have spinach on hand and only added half the tomatoes. Very good. My 85- year old client loved it!

  3. Karen


    I can’t eat any tomatoes garlic onions

  4. Valerie Sullivan


    i don’t understand. Garlic ,onions and beef are all no nos for divertriculitis ? trying to find recipes is so confusing.

  5. Debbie Delaine


    Everything ove read and all the information I’ve gotten from my doctor says I shoukd stay away from wheat pasta. Am I misinformed??

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