Easy Healthy Baked Penne

Goodness my family is big into pasta.. So I am always on the lookout for healthy but delicious pasta recipes– if you’re like me too, look no further!!! Give them healthy baked penne a try next time you’re craving Italian!!



  • 1 box Whole Wheat Penne
  • 1/2 C parmesan cheese
  • 24 oz. marinara sauce
  • 1/2 lb Ground Meat or Meat Substitute
  • 1/2 c Italian Cheese blend
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare penne according to box.
  3. While penne is cooking, brown meat.
  4. Once meat and penne is done, combine in a large mixing bowl.
  5. Add parmesan, sauce, vinegar, honey, seasoning and garlic and mix.
  6. Pour into a large casserole dish and top with Italian Cheese.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!


If you are following the fix plan it is also 1 purpleĀ container (the marinara sauce), 1 red container (the meat), 1 yellow container (the pasta) and 1 blue container (the cheese).

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