Rigatoni With Turkey Sausage and Mozzarella
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Makes 4 (2-cup) servings
Description You can use sweet or hot Italian turkey sausage for this dish - either one blends perfectly with the pasta sauce and fresh basil.
Prep time: 5 minutes Start to finish: 20minutes
Ingredients 8 ounces spelt or whole-wheat rigatoni or penne 3/4 pound reduced-fat sweet or hot Italian turkey sausages 3 cups low-sugar pasta sauce 4 ounces shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (1 cup) 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Instructions Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
While pasta is cooking, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add sausages and cook, turning often, until no longer pink inside, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and slice diagonally into 1/4-inch-thick pieces.
Heat pasta sauce over medium heat until hot. Place pasta, sausage, sauce, cheese, and basil in a large bowl and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper and serve hot.
Recipe from The South Beach Diet� Quick & Easy Cookbook.
Nutritional Information: 460 calories 16 total fat (5 g sat) 42 g carbohydrate 33 g protein 10 g fiber 1030 mg sodium
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