Italian Sausage and Pepper Pasta

Robert and I, along with a group of friends are heading to Pennsylvania this weekend for a snow skiing getaway. Things always seem to get really busy right before leaving town. Bert’s been traveling for work and I’ve been working longer hours so I can get done with work early before our mini vacation begins. Thank goodness I found this recipe this week. It’s fast, easy to make, and very nutritious. Italian sausage, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, and fresh basil make this aΒ  fresh and filling dish. It makes tasty leftovers as well.

Happy weekend, everyone! I will be posting about our ski trip next week. πŸ™‚

Italian Sausage and Pepper Pasta

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Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound(s) uncooked turkey sausage(s), Italian-style, casings removed
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup red wine (I used Zinfandel)
  • 1 fresh clove of garlic
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 8 oz whole wheat pasta, uncooked
  • 1/3 fresh basil, chopped
  • Freshly grated parmesan, optional

Directions

  • 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 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 sauce is heated 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. Top with parmesan. Yields about 1 1/3 cups per serving.

Source: Weight Watchers

One Comment Add yours

  1. mjskit says:

    Great pasta dish! I love Italian sausage and pasta, I’m not sure why, but it just works. Have a great weekend skiing!

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