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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 307.2
  • Total Fat: 16.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 25.9 mg
  • Sodium: 1,167.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 31.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.4 g
  • Protein: 13.3 g

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Pesto Pasta with Turkey Sausage

Submitted by: ANGELAWILLIAMS3

Introduction

This high protein dish loved by the whole family!! I quick and healthy meal. This high protein dish loved by the whole family!! I quick and healthy meal.
Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    1 package (375 grams) Turkey sausage
    1/2 c Extra virgin olive oil
    25g Bag fresh basil
    1/2 c Fresh parsley
    1/4 c garlic
    1 c Fresh spinach
    32g Light Parmesan cheese
    8c Whole wheat pasta
    Red Pepper flakes to taste (1 tsp works for me)

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Directions

Remove sausage from casings. Break up into small pieces and fry in non-stick pan until no longer pink. Add olive oil, garlic, chopped herbs and spinach and red pepper flakes. Pan fry for 3 to 5 minutes. Add parmesan cheese. Toss with cooked pasta until well coated.

Yields 10 - 1 cup servings

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ANGELAWILLIAMS3.






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  • This was great for kids. I may add more spinach next time to get more vegetables in my kids. I served the red pepper separately and let the kids add it themselves. My husband had to avoid tomatoes for a few days and he doesn't like cream sauce. This pasta was flavorful without being heavy. - 3/15/12

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  • This is to die for! My family loved it...including the spinach...and gobbled it up. I didn't have fresh basil so I used some dried Italian seasonings, sprinkled some olive oil on the pasta before I tossed it with the sausage mixture and omitted the parm. I will be making this again. Thanks! - 5/10/11

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  • I made my own turkey italian sausage to use in this. i left out the red pepper because my husband can't do spicy foods. added a bit of salt at the end. turned out great! - 10/24/10

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  • WOW! I loved this not only did it smell great it tasted fantastic. I loved the pepper flakes it gave it a spice. I even added a little bit of mozzerella cheese with it and I love it. I love this recipe. I can't wait to make it again. - 7/18/10

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  • This was great! Both my fiance and I loved it, it was easy to make, and he didn't know it was turkey! Yum! - 7/13/10

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  • I made this recipe about a month ago and it was great - making it again tonight for dinner and I can't wait :) Thanks! - 7/12/10

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  • AMAZING! Best recipe I have tried from sparkrecipes! I left out the basil and accidentally forgot the cheese and it was great! - 6/16/10

    Reply from ANGELAWILLIAMS3 (7/5/10)
    Thank you so much for this comment! I love to cook and this is one of the family favorites!


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  • ok is it only 8 Cups whole wheat pasta? And how much red pepper flakes do you sagest we add?
    - 6/3/10

    Reply from ANGELAWILLIAMS3 (7/5/10)
    It really depends on how spicy you like your food. I would add based on your preferences. I usually add about 1 tsp


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  • Yum! - 5/28/10

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