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Dreamfields Pasta

October 01, 2015 08:06 ET

Dreamfields Pasta Celebrates #HealthyPastaMonth With 31 New Recipes -- and Chances to Win

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2015) - Dreamfields is celebrating #HealthyPastaMonth this October in appropriate fashion -- with 31 delicious new recipes and just as many chances to win pasta and cash! Just follow the hashtag, #HealthyPastaMonth, for access to all the action connected with this month-long celebration.

Each day of October, Dreamfields will share new pasta recipes from prominent food bloggers via its Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest accounts. That's a total of 31 unique recipes to please the palate of every pasta lover at the table. Recipes will follow weekly themes including: Comfy Classics, Stovetop Saviors, Get Saucy, Veggie-licious, and Pasta Around the World. Each day of the week will feature one of the seven popular shapes of Dreamfields pasta - spaghetti, linguine, angel hair, rotini, penne rigate, elbows and lasagna. In addition to the recipe, each participating blogger will include a chance to win a free family pack of Dreamfields pasta and a $25 gift card. For more information, go to http://www.dreamfieldsfoods.com/PastaMonth.

Dreamfields makes any pasta dish better thanks to its delectable taste and added nutritional benefits. Made from premium durum wheat semolina, it has the same taste and texture as traditional pasta. However, Dreamfields has the added bonus of having five grams of fiber per one cup cooked serving -- that's twice as much fiber as traditional pasta -- and seven grams of protein.

"Thanks to our valued blogger partners, #HealthyPastaMonth is the place to go for the best new pasta recipes," said Liz Housman, Dreamfields Director of Marketing. "Pairing Dreamfields with these bloggers' creativity in the kitchen makes for a very appetizing month!"

Heading up #HealthyPastaMonth is the theme of "Comfy Classics." She's Becoming Doughmesstic has created a tasty twist to an all-time favorite with her "Spaghetti & Giant Meatballs" recipe. For more recipes like this, visit www.DreamfieldsFoods.com/recipes.

SPAGHETTI AND GIANT MEATBALLS
By: She's Becoming Doughmesstic
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

1 box Dreamfields Spaghetti   

MEATBALLS:
1/2 pound ground beef (85% lean)   
4 ounces ricotta cheese   
3 ounces finely grated Parmesan cheese   
Zest of 1/2 lemon   
1 egg   
Salt (optional)   

SAUCE:
3 tablespoons unsalted butter   
2 teaspoons minced garlic   
36 ounces good quality no salt added tomato sauce   
Pinch of sugar   
Salt (optional)   
Chopped fresh basil (optional)    

1. Place ground beef, cheeses, lemon zest, egg, and salt, if desired in medium bowl. Mix ingredients with hands, mixing lightly but completely. Divide mixture; shape into 6 large meatballs.

2. Heat butter in large deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat until melted. Add garlic; cook 1 minute, or until fragrant, stirring frequently. Add tomato sauce, sugar and salt, if desired to skillet. Add meatballs; cook 20 to 25 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through.*

3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.

4. Top pasta with sauce and meatballs. Sprinkle with basil, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

*To ensure meatballs are cooked through, test with an instant-read thermometer; internal temperature should be 160°F.

Nutrition information (1/6 of recipe): 480 calories; 25 g protein; 59 g carbohydrates; 17 g total fat; 9 g saturated fat; 90 mg cholesterol; 300 mg sodium; 8 g total dietary fiber.

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