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Spicy Sausage and Peppers Rigatoni

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Spicy Sausage and Peppers Rigatoni
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 2
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Enjoy this spicy sausage and pasta dinner sprinkled with cheese - perfect for Italian cuisine that’s ready in just 30 minutes.

Ingredients

4
oz. uncooked rigatoni (pasta tubes with ridges)
2
hot Italian turkey sausage links, sliced
1/2
cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2
cup chopped green bell pepper
1
cup low-fat chunky spaghetti sauce
2
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Cook rigatoni to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium heat for 10 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain.
  • 3 Add bell peppers; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until bell peppers are tender.
  • 4 Stir in spaghetti sauce; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Serve sausage mixture over rigatoni. Sprinkle with cheese.
Tips  

Rigatoni is short, fat, tubular pasta. It’s easier to serve and eat than spaghetti. Turkey Italian sausage is available in hot and sweet varieties. Hot turkey sausage gets its spice from red pepper flakes. Sweet turkey sausage has a stronger fennel flavor.

Freeze the sausage links for 20 to 30 minutes for easier slicing.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/2 of Recipe
Calories
470
(
Calories from Fat
130
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
22%
(
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
)
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
1140mg
48%
Total Carbohydrate
58g
19%
(
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
,
Sugars
12g
)
Protein
28g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
100%
100%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
35%
35%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 2 Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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