Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Sausage

Turkey sausage links freeze well and thaw quickly, so you can use a little of the package for this recipe and freeze the rest for later use.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: about 1 3/4 cups pasta mixture, 1 tablespoon basil, and 1 tablespoon cheese)

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Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 310
Caloriesfromfat 28 %
Fat 9.8 g
Satfat 1.6 g
Protein 18.1 g
Carbohydrate 38.3 g
Fiber 2.6 g
Cholesterol 40 mg
Iron 2.7 mg
Sodium 534 mg
Calcium 92 mg

Ingredients

6 ounces uncooked penne pasta
Cooking spray
8 ounces hot Italian turkey sausage (about 2 sausages)
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (8-ounce) package grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese

Preparation

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain and keep warm.

2. While pasta cooks, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; coat pan with cooking spray. Add sausage, and cook 7 to 8 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Set sausage aside. Wipe pan with a paper towel.

3. Heat oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onion; sauté 3 to 4 minutes or just until tender. Add tomatoes, salt, and pepper, and sauté 5 to 6 minutes or until tender.

4. Return sausage to pan, and cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Place pasta and turkey mixture in a large bowl; toss well. Spoon into individual serving bowls; sprinkle evenly with basil and cheese.

Note:

Jennifer Cofield,

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection

October 2006