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Quinoa (KEEN-wah) is a South American grain prized for its high protein content. Use whole wheat macaroni, which includes eight essential amino acids, if you can't find it.

Lorrie Corvin
Recipe by Cooking Light March 2006

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Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Recipe Summary

Yield:
8 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups pasta and 1 tablespoon cheese)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

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  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Add sausage; cook until browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in wine, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add broth and next 4 ingredients (through tomatoes); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes.

  • Add pasta, stirring well. Top evenly with cheese. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

410 calories; calories from fat 24%; fat 10.7g; saturated fat 3.6g; mono fat 3.2g; poly fat 2.4g; protein 23.4g; carbohydrates 58.9g; fiber 8.9g; cholesterol 41mg; iron 4.4mg; sodium 729mg; calcium 141mg.
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