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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 311.7
  • Total Fat: 6.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 96.7 mg
  • Sodium: 237.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 33.3 g

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Red Hot Fusilli


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Red Hot Fusilli RECIPE

Introduction

This lively low-saturated fat pasta dish contains lots of tomatoes and herbs and very little oil. This lively low-saturated fat pasta dish contains lots of tomatoes and herbs and very little oil.

Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/4 cup freshly minced parsley
    • 4 cups ripe tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1 tablespoon oregano leaves, crushed or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • ground red pepper or cayenne pepper to taste
    • 8 oz. uncooked fusilli pasta (4 cups cooked)
    • 1/2 lb. cooked chicken breasts, diced into 1/2-inch pieces (3/4 lb. raw) (optional)

Directions

1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan. Sauté garlic and parsley until golden.



2. Add tomatoes and spices. Cook uncovered over low heat 15 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently. Add chicken and continue cooking for 15 minutes until chicken is heated through and sauce is thick.



3. Cook pasta in unsalted water. Drain.



4. To serve, spoon sauce over pasta and sprinkle with coarsely chopped parsley. Serve hot as a main dish and cold for the next day's lunch.



Yield: 4 servings--Serving Size: 1 cup





TAGS:  Poultry |

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  • Very Good
    27 of 28 people found this review helpful
    Very Good!
    I added sliced red bell pepper and a thinly sliced onion.I also substituted sliced italian sausage instead of the chicken.We Loved it!!!Will DEFINITELTY make it again! It's even better the next day and freezes well. - 2/11/09

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  • Very Good
    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
    I added roasted red peppers and used whole wheat pasta. Delicious! - 5/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I found this recipe years ago and make it all the time! We LOVE it! In the winter I use canned diced tomatoes with jalapenos, not as good as fresh, but even easier! - 3/31/08

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    So easy and yet so delicious !! At first I got scared by the name of the Recipe (Red Hot Fusilli) but when I read it over, the burn-you-to-death hot peppers were only "to taste" and we didn't even need them to make this turn out great. - 3/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is terrific. Followed exactly and it was so good next night I added slivered red pepper and baby scallops. Am planning on trying shrimp next. This will become one of my standards that I use all the time! - 3/13/09

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  • Very Good
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I added a small chopped onion, another garlic clove, a pinch of crushed rosemary, and quinoa penne for a slightly more spicy gluten free version. You could add bell peppers, black olives and/or mushrooms for a variation. - 5/28/08

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  • Very Good
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I did substitue slices of chicken sausage (with spinach & cheese) for the chicken breast and it added lots of flavor. My husband would still prefer a traditional pasta sauce, but I liked this healthier alternative. - 3/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I threw a chopped up onion into mine. Love the way the herbs help it come together! A caloric and sodium steal, and high in protein. And I still have leftovers for lunch for a few days. - 3/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed this recipe. I substituted medium cocktail shrimp for chicken. I think next time (and there definitely will be a next time!) I will chop up a green pepper or two and toss it in there. I put in a little cornstarch to thicken it, but I'll try tomato paste next time. - 12/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Very good I left out the chicken and add a few black olives. This is a keeper. - 6/13/07

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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I used a whole grain pasta and added i/2 cup frozen peas per servings, fresh rosemary.. Yummy! - 3/14/08

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  • Very Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Very easy to make. Didn't use enough cayenne and red pepper this go round, would add more next time. Love the idea of including kalamata olives as well. - 6/3/08

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This is the kind of meatless dinner my family loves! Especially the hot & spicy part. I didn't have any fusilly so I substituted whole wheat rotini to make it even healthier. YUM! - 5/28/08

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  • Very Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this and I'm not a big fan of chicken in red sauces :-) - 9/28/08

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  • Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I enjoyed but would prefer the sauce to be thickened a little, maybe would try adding a small can of tomato paste also. I couldn't find fusilli so used rotini instead. Would make again. - 9/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I used whole wheat rotini and leftover grilled chicken and it was fantastic! - 7/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This was wonderful and it will be in my regular rotation. Turned down the spice slightly for the kids. - 3/26/08

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  • Very Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Delicious. Although... it lacks something. Maybe there needs to be a little less pasta. - 9/21/07

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    great basic recipe and as so many have said, easy to substitute other foods. - 3/15/09

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight but used whole wheat thin spaghetti & it is awesome! My husband & I really loved it. I put red pepper flakes for the spice. Will definitely make again. - 6/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My family and I love this recipe; it is so simple and quick yet delicious and spicy! - 5/28/08

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  • Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    It had a good flavor and the sauce was just right. Chicken had great flavor! - 4/1/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    WOW! This was incredible and EASY - 3/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    i also used whole wheat pasta. this is a great recipe.. i could eat this everyday. thank you. - 3/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Very easy..I made this before I went to the gym. I used diced canned tomatoes. I love this spicy kick that it has. - 3/12/08

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