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Smoked Sausage and Pasta Skillet Dinner

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Smoked Sausage and Pasta Skillet Dinner
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Creamy sausage and pasta for dinner - that can be ready in 30 minutes.

Ingredients

6
oz. (1 1/2 cups) uncooked rotini (spiral pasta)
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
medium onion, cut into thin wedges
1/2
lb. cooked smoked sausage, halved lengthwise, sliced
2
medium zucchini, halved lengthwise, sliced
1
(14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
2
oz. (1/2 cup) shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • 1 Cook rotini to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add onion; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add sausage and zucchini; mix well. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 6 to 8 minutes or until zucchini is tender.
  • 3 Add tomatoes, salt and pepper; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Add cooked rotini; stir gently to mix. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and cook over low heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Tips  

This sauce can easily be made in advance and can be doubled. It also freezes well, but wait to add the cheese and pasta until the sauce has been reheated and is ready to serve.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
470
(
Calories from Fat
220
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
37%
(
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
)
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
980mg
41%
Total Carbohydrate
45g
15%
(
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
,
Sugars
7g
)
Protein
19g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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