ZENB Penne Pasta with Ginger-Soy Chicken Meatballs


PREP TIME 5 minutes

COOK TIME 30 minutes

TOTAL TIME 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts


Serving Size: 486g
Servings: 4

Calories: 470

Amount per Serving*% Daily Value
Total Fat5g6%
Dietary Fiber13g46%
Total Sugar8g
Vitamin A 70%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 50mg 15%
Iron 8mg 45%
Potassium 114mg 2%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.


This low calorie, low fat ZENB Penne Pasta recipe is a great way to cook up a flavorful dish for you and your family. Not only will you enjoy the flavor, you will also get in a good source of protein and vitamin A. Enjoy your ZENB Pasta!


  • 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled, finely grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 pound lean ground chicken
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced, divided
  • vegetable oil spray
  • 1 box (12 ounces) ZENB Penne Pasta made from 100% Yellow Peas, uncooked
  • 6 cups loosely packed baby spinach
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds



Preheat oven to 425°F. Whisk ginger, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, sesame oil and sriracha in liquid measuring cup.


Combine 2 tablespoons soy mixture, chicken and half the green onions in large bowl. Mix well until combined. Form mixture into 1-inch meatballs. Arrange on rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment. Spray meatball slightly with vegetable oil spray. Bake 13-15 minutes, or until done (165°F).


Meanwhile, cook ZENB Pasta as directed on package, adding spinach during last 2 minutes of cooking. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water; drain and return to pot. Mix pasta gently with remaining soy mixture and pasta water. Serve pasta and meatballs garnished with sesame seeds and remaining green onions.

Tasty Tips

Substitute gluten-free tamari for soy sauce to make this dish gluten-free.

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