Pasta Shells with Escarole, Sausage, and Cheese Recipe

Pasta Shells with Escarole, Sausage, and Cheese has a high-calorie, high-carb, high-fat and high-protein content. It is a good source of Iron, Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

The food contains 53g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is average in complex carbs and average in Simple carbs. Carbs are our primary source of energy but its source should be chosen with utmost care. Complex carbs are a more desirable addition to your diet, where as simple carbs should be consumed in moderation as it is very easily broken down, assimilated and absorbed in the body. Its sugar content is among the bottom 20 percentile. This is for people watching their sugar intake. With 23 gms of protein, it is high in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Moreover, the high fat content makes it unsuitable if you're on a low-fat diet plan. A quick glance at the fat profile reveals that it is average in saturated fats and low in trans fats.

It is also rich in Vitamin C, whose benefits include, but are not limited to protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.

It gives a good yield of Iron at 10.8 gms/ serving, and should be included in an Iron rich diet. Iron is essential to help carry oxygen from the lungs to the muscles and other organs, and is especially helpful for pregnant women. It has a high density of Sodium, thus making it unsuitable for a low-sodium diet.

It belongs to Italian cuisine. Ideally consumed as a Main Dish.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Pasta Shells with Escarole, Sausage, and Cheese has been given a composite ranking of 69, and in moderation.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein21%
 Calories from Fat31%
 Calories from Carbs48%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Protein
  • Very high in Vitamin A
  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • High in Dietary Fiber
  • Very high in Iron

Why this is bad for you

  • Very high in Sodium

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A2000 IU40%
Vitamin C30 mg50%

Mineral Analysis

Calcium200 mg20%
Iron10.8 mg60%
Potassium680 mg19.4%
Sodium860 mg35.8%

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate53 g17.7%
Dietary Fiber6 g24%
Sugars6 g

Protein Analysis

Protein23 g46%

Fat Analysis

Total Fat15 g23.1%
Saturated Fat2.5 g12.5%
Total Trans Fatty Acids0 g

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 440 Calories from Fat 140

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 15 g 23.1%

Saturated Fat 2.5 g 12.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 50 mg 16.7%

Sodium 860 mg 35.8%

Total Carbohydrates 53 g 17.7%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 6 g

Protein 23 g 46%

Vitamin A 40% Vitamin C 50%

Calcium 20% Iron 60%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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