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Springtime Pasta and Sausage

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Springtime Pasta and Sausage
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6
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Feast on simple food that´s good for you--a saute of spring vegetables and Italian turkey sausage over whole wheat spaghetti.

Ingredients

8
oz. uncooked regular or whole wheat spaghetti
12
oz. Italian turkey sausage, thinly sliced
1/2
teaspoon fennel seed
2
garlic cloves, minced
8
oz. (2 cups) fresh sugar snap peas, trimmed, or 9-oz. pkg. frozen sugar snap peas, thawed*
2
cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1/3
cup chicken broth
4
Italian plum tomatoes, chopped
4
green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/3
cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  • 1 Cook spaghetti in Dutch oven or large saucepan to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; return to Dutch oven. Cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook sausage, fennel and garlic until sausage is no longer pink; drain and remove from skillet.
  • 3 Add sugar snap peas, mushrooms and broth to skillet; heat until bubbly. Simmer 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in tomatoes and onions; cook and stir over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add sausage mixture and parsley; cook an additional 1 minute or until hot. Add to cooked spaghetti; toss gently until well mixed.
Tips  

* To quickly thaw frozen sugar snap peas, place in colander or strainer; rinse with warm water until thawed. Drain well.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/3 Cups
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
60
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
(
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
)
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
430mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
36g
12%
(
Dietary Fiber
6g
24%
,
Sugars
4g
)
Protein
17g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
40%
40%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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