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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 487.2
  • Total Fat: 9.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 39.4 mg
  • Sodium: 532.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 77.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 13.8 g
  • Protein: 27.2 g

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Whole Wheat Penne with Broccoli and Sausage

Submitted by: NEATFAMILY

Introduction

Swapping turkey for pork sausage cuts artery-clogging saturated fat by a third; whole grain helps lower cholesterol; and broccoli has heart-protective antioxidants. Swapping turkey for pork sausage cuts artery-clogging saturated fat by a third; whole grain helps lower cholesterol; and broccoli has heart-protective antioxidants.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    13.25 oz. whole wheat penne pasta
    5 cups broccoli (cut into florets)
    10 oz. hot Italian turkey sausage
    5 oz. grape tomatoes (each cut in half)
    2 3/4 cups (loosely packed) fresh spinach (chopped)
    1/4 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese

Directions

1) Heat large saucepot of salted water to boiling on high. Add pasta and cook as label directs, adding broccoli when 3 minutes of cooking time remain. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water; drain pasta and broccoli.

2) Meanwhile, thinly slice sausage on the diagonal. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook sausage on medium 7 to 8 minutes or until it begins to brown, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes and cook 5 minutes longer, stirring.

3) Stir pasta, broccoli, spinach and 1/4 cup pasta cooking water into sausage mixture in skillet; heat through, adding additional cooking water if needed. Remove from heat, stir in and cheese.

Yield: 4 main-dish servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NEATFAMILY.






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