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Makeover Sweet Potato Sausage Skillet

 Makeover Sweet Potato Sausage Skillet
This skillet supper is a real flavor sensation. Our Test Kitchen transformed it into a much-better-for-you version that you can be proud to serve. —Natalie Simons, Akron, Ohio
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked whole wheat spiral pasta
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 8 ounces smoked turkey sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, place potatoes
  • and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for
  • 4-5 minutes or until potatoes are almost tender.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, cook the sausage, green pepper and onion
  • in oil over medium heat for 5 minutes or until vegetables are
  • tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, cream, salt, pepper and potatoes; heat through.

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Makeover Sweet Potato Sausage Skillet (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Drain pasta; stir into skillet. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and let
  • stand for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/4 cups equals 253 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 500 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.