Italian Sausage and Pepper Pasta

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 409.8
  • Total Fat: 9.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 35.0 mg
  • Sodium: 867.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 57.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11.1 g
  • Protein: 22.1 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1/2 pound raw turkey sausage, Italian-style, casings removed
    2 tsp olive oil, extra-virgin
    2 medium yellow pepper(s), cut into 2-inch long thin strips
    1 medium onion(s), thinly sliced
    1/2 cup red wine
    1 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic
    28 oz canned crushed tomatoes, fire-roasted recommended
    1/2 small tsp crushed red pepper flakes, or less to taste
    1/4 tsp table salt
    8 oz uncooked whole-wheat pasta, fusilli
    1/3 cup basil, fresh, chopped


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

Meanwhile, to make sauce, in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, cook sausage, stirring and breaking up meat with back of a wooden spoon, until cooked through, about 3 to 5 minutes; remove to a plate.

Heat oil in same skillet. Add yellow peppers and onion; cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are lightly colored and crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.

Add wine and garlic; cook until most of liquid evaporates, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes, crushed red pepper, salt and browned sausage; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until vegetables are tender and sausage is cooked through, about 10 minutes.

While sauce simmers, add pasta to boiling water and cook according to package instructions. Drain pasta; return to pot. Add sauce and basil; toss to mix and coat. Yields about 1 1/3 cups per serving.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BELLATROTTA.

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