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Italian Sausage Puttanesca

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro
Yield 4 servings
If you're in the mood for something spicy rather than creamy, this is it. For a little less heat, use mild turkey Italian sausage instead of hot.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked penne pasta
  • 8 ounces hot turkey Italian sausage
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans no salt-added whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup halved pitted kalamata olives
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) finely shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 482
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 16 g
  • satfat 4.6 g
  • monofat 6.9 g
  • polyfat 2.6 g
  • protein 24.7 g
  • carbohydrate 63.3 g
  • fiber 6.1 g
  • cholesterol 42 mg
  • iron 4.7 mg
  • sodium 983 mg
  • calcium 231 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain well.

  3. Remove casings from sausage. Place sausage, onion, pepper, and garlic in a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat; sauté 8 minutes, stirring to crumble.

  4. Add tomatoes, olives, tomato paste, capers, and anchovy paste to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add pasta, tossing well to combine. Spoon pasta mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray; sprinkle evenly with cheese. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until cheese melts and begins to brown.