Southwestern marinara sauce

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 Strips lean bacon; chopped
2 mediums Onions; finely diced
3 Garlic cloves; minced
1 medium Zucchini; diced
28 ounces Canned peeled tomatoes
1 cup Corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
1 12-oz. jar salsa

** Enough for one pound of your favorite pasta ** Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain.

Cook bacon in a medium, non-reactive (non-aluminum) saucepan over medium-high heat until it has browned lightly. Pour off any excess fat. Add onions, garlic and zucchini and saute over medium heat until soft, about 8 minutes. Add tomatoes and break up with a fork. Add corn and salsa. Bring to a simmer and cook slowly for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Toss sauce with cooked pasta and serve.

Each serving provides: 633 Calories; 125 g Carbohydrate; 22⅗ g Protein; 4.9 g Fat; 2.7 mg Cholesterol; 498 mg Sodium. Calories from Fat: 7%

Copyright National Pasta Association () (Reprinted with permission)

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