So a pasta dish isn’t necessarily the “skinniest” option – but I’m Italian, and we love it.  This recipe adapted from Cooking Light cuts about 200 calories from a traditional pasta casserole! Enjoy

Skinny Rigatoni

Yield: 8 cups

Serving Size: 1 cup


  • 4 cups (32 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 4 cups cooked rigatoni, look for a whole wheat variety (about 2 1/2 cups uncooked pasta)
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 oz) shredded fat-free mozzarella cheese, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup (1 oz) grated fresh Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cook ground beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned; stir to crumble.
  3. Drain well.
  4. Combine beef, rigatoni, tomato sauce, and 1 cup mozzarella in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  5. Top with 1/2 cup mozzarella and grated Parmesan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated.