Low-Fat Italian Sausage Dinner
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- Ready In:
- 1 lb hot Italian turkey sausage link (about 4)
- 1 green bell pepper, cut in chunks
- 1⁄2 red bell pepper, cut in chunks
- 1 large onion, cut in chunks
- 2 ounces white mushrooms, sliced
- 1 (14 -16 ounce) can tomatoes
- 1 yellow squash, cut in rounds
- 2 zucchini, cut in rounds
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon Italian spices (a mix of oregano, basil and thyme)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper
- 1⁄2 lb penne pasta, cooked
- Place sausage links along with 1/2 cup of water in non-stick dutch oven. Prick skins. Heat to a boil and cook, turning once until sausages are grey and begin to give off liquid.
- Add onion chunks and continue to boil.
- When onion is tender, add mushrooms and peppers.
- Cook until peppers are almost tender; add squash and zucchini.
- Continue to cook at a boil to evaporate liquid.
- When liquid is almost gone, remove sausages, cut each into 4 or 5 chunks, and add back to pot.
- Add tomatoes with their juice, tomato paste and spices. Stir and heat through.
- Serve over cooked pasta.
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I made one inadvertant mistake. Just as dinner was ready to serve, Dh had a business call so I let the sauce simmer until he finished. BIG mistake. This sauce just gets watery as it cooks, much better to serve with the timing the recipe calls for. I tasted it when it was ready and it was excellent. I should have eaten alone.
This was very tasty, and suprisingly easy to make even with all of the vegetables that needed chopping. I like that the vegetables are added to the recipe in steps. I just started chopping, and as one ingredient was added to the pan, I started chopping the next. My turkey sausage links were mild, not hot so I added a pinch of red pepper flakes to the sauce to compensate. I love when healthy tastes this good.
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