Quick Rotini with Sausage and Tomato Sauce

Photo: Colin Clark; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford  

You can substitute spinach for the arugula, if you like. For less heat, decrease or omit the crushed red pepper.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups pasta and 1 teaspoon cheese)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 387
  • Fat: 8.3g
  • Saturated fat: 2.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.4g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Carbohydrate: 55g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 39mg
  • Iron: 5mg
  • Sodium: 558mg
  • Calcium: 101mg

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked rotini
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 (4-ounce) sweet turkey Italian sausage links, casings removed
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped arugula, divided
  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups unsalted canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation

  1. 1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add pasta; cook 7 minutes or until al dente. Drain pasta in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid.
  2. 2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sausage to pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add 1 cup arugula, onion, oregano, crushed red pepper, and garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. 3. Add reserved 1 cup cooking liquid, tomatoes, sugar, black pepper, and salt to pan; bring to a boil. Add pasta; cook 2 minutes. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup arugula. Divide pasta mixture among 4 shallow bowls; top with Parmesan cheese.
Note:

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