Guilt-Free Penne alla Vodka

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Who doesn’t love a decadent pasta dish? Only problem is, the calorie count tends to get a little scary. I’m here to tell you that you CAN have the best of both worlds with this dish. The satisfying comfort of rich pasta, without all the cream, fat, and bad feelings. I can’t believe how much this tastes like the real thing! And so, so unbelievably quick and easy.

-2 cups store-bought marinara sauce
-1 7 oz container plain Greek yogurt (Fage will forever be my favorite)
-whole wheat penne
-pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
-fresh basil
-Parmesan cheese

Boil water, add a generous amount of salt to water and throw in your desired amount of penne pasta. Meanwhile, heat marinara in a separate saucepan over medium heat. Add crushed red pepper if desired. Place yogurt in a bowl. When sauce is heated, add a small amount to the yogurt and stir well (this will temper the yogurt and keep it from curdling). Then add yogurt mixture to the rest of the marinara (off the heat) and stir well.

Drain pasta. Add sauce to pasta. Place in serving dishes and tear some fresh basil over the top. Grate Parmesan cheese over as well. Enjoy!

xo Steph

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