This recipe is a good way to get accustomed to trying whole wheat pasta. I had never tried it before until making this recipe. It also has the squash and tomatoes, making it even more nutritious. I didn't think the ingredients came together and transformed themselves into anymore than their components, but they were all flavored lightly and nicely. I followed the cook times, but the pasta only needed the lowest cook time suggested. The exception being after adding the squash I turned the heat up to medium and cooked it for 10 minutes covered. Then, removed the lid and added 3 more minutes to sufficiently cook the vegetables. I drained the beef and even the can of tomatoes. Despite thinking draining the tomatoes was odd, the pot had sufficient liquid with the squash and it kept the sauce from tasting too much like tomato and more like beef broth. I used 93% lean beef from Whole Foods and their organic Italian seasoned diced tomatoes store brand. This made a quick one pot meal.
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This recipe is a good way to get accustomed to trying whole wheat pasta. I had never tried it...