BestLife™ Baked Pasta with Pumpkin and Spinach

This BestLife dish combines good-for-you whole wheat pasta, pumpkin and spinach, for a taste so delicious, it’s hard to believe it’s so wholesome and nutritious! The BestLife Program was created by exercise physiologist Bob Greene, best known as Oprah Winfrey’s personal trainer. recipes are designed to provide foods that fit within the BestLife program to help meet weight loss goals.

BestLife™ Baked Pasta with Pumpkin and Spinach
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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 8 ounces dry whole-grain rotini
  • 2 cups LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 1/3 cups fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 4 cups spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 375° F. Spray 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Bring water to boil, add pasta and cook for 10 minutes. Drain thoroughly.

While pasta is cooking combine pumpkin, ricotta, spinach, onion, garlic, salt, nutmeg and pepper. Add drained pasta to ricotta mixture; mix. Pour into prepared dish. Top with Parmesan Cheese.

Bake for 20 minutes. Turn oven to broil and broil for 1 to 3 minutes until top is bubbly and brown. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information per serving: 382 calories; 6g total fat; 2g saturated fat; 18mg cholesterol; 474mg sodium; 60g carbohydrate; 13g fiber; 26g protein; 467mg calcium

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