Rotini with Chicken Sausage Red Sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 249.7
  • Total Fat: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 13.7 mg
  • Sodium: 283.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 44.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.4 g
  • Protein: 12.5 g

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A quick dinner for the Italian food fix. A quick dinner for the Italian food fix.
Number of Servings: 8


    2 mozzarella and roasted garlic chicken sausage
    1 box (12 oz) Fit & Active Whole Wheat Rotini noodles
    2 cans (12 oz each) tomato paste
    1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
    1 Vidalia onion, diced
    1 green bell pepper, diced
    1 T minced garlic
    1 T dried basil
    1 T dried oregano
    1 dash of black pepper
    Pam 0 calorie cooking spray


If you are using any brand other than those specified, please do recalculate your recipe to your food items. Not all brands are the same even if they are labeled the same.

I shop at Aldi's for some of my food which is where I have found the Fit & Active brand. Sam's Club is where I buy the chicken sausage - if you haven't tried them, I highly recommend them.

Start the sausages boiling in a small pan of water.

Start a pot of water boiling for your noodles.

Spray the bottom of a larger pan or pot with the cooking spray. This will reduce/eliminate sticking.

In the sprayed pot, put it over a medium heat. Add your onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Allow these to cook, stirring often to prevent burning.

Once the sausage have heated through, remove them from the boiling water (you will no longer use this pan). Dice the sausages into whatever size pieces you want. I tend to slice mine into discs and then quarter each disc.

Add the sausage to the onion/bell pepper mix. Continue to cook, stirring often.

Add the noodles to the boiling water in the other large pot.

Add the tomato sauce and tomato paste to the pot with the onion/bell pepper mix. Add enough water to give the sauce the consistency you want. I normally use the small tomato paste can and fill it three times, adding them to the pot.

Add the remaining ingredients to the pot (herbs and pepper). Add more garlic for taste, if necessary. If you do add garlic, make sure you add it to your calorie count for the day.

Stir the sauce so the flavors can blend together nicely. Turn the heat down to a low/medium and allow it to slowly simmer while the noodles finish cooking.

When the noodles are finished, drain them and add them to the sauce.

Makes 8 servings; 1 serving = approx. 1 1/2 cup measured

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CRIS76.

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