Bean and Sausage Rigatoni
Cutting the fat in this casserole she revised didn't make it any less hearty, assures Irene Health from Hastings, Michigan. "I tested it on a friend with a good appetite, and he loved it! Served with a fresh green salad and crusty French bread, it makes a balanced meal. The smoked turkey sausage is delicious."
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
- 8 ounces uncooked rigatoni or Daily Chef Penne Rigate
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- 1 can (15 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
- 1/2 pound reduced-fat smoked turkey kielbasa, halved and sliced
- 5 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. In a bowl, combine
- the pasta, beans, tomatoes, tomato paste, broth and seasoning.
- Transfer to a 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle
- with Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 15-20 minutes
- or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (1 cup) equals 249 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 537 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 14 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 lean meat.