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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sausage and Peppers

Yield: 6 servings
Serving Suggestions: Spinach Salad
  • Cooking spray
  • (4-ounce) links turkey Italian sausage
  • 2  cups  (1/4-inch strips) green bell pepper
  • 1  cup  (1/4-inch strips) red bell pepper
  • 1  cup  (1/4-inch strips) yellow bell pepper
  • 6  garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • (26-ounce) bottle pasta sauce (Ragu Light Tomato Basil)
  • 1/2  cup  (2 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 6  cups  hot cooked penne (wheat pasta is a healthier alternative)
  • 2  tablespoons  grated fresh Parmesan cheese

  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add sausage to pan; cook 8 minutes or until lightly browned, turning occasionally. Remove from pan; cool slightly. Cut sausage into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
  2. Wipe pan with paper towels; recoat with cooking spray. Place pan over medium-high heat. Add peppers; sauté 6 minutes. Add sausage; sauté 2 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add sauce; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  3. Add mozzarella, stirring until melted. Place 1 cup pasta in each of 6 shallow bowls; spoon about 1 cup sausage mixture over each serving. Sprinkle each serving with 1 teaspoon Parmesan.

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