Pronto Penne Pasta Recipe
Pronto Penne Pasta Recipe photo by Taste of Home
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups uncooked whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried tarragon
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 373 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 800 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 medium-fat meat, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, crumble sausage into a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray. Add onion and green pepper; cook and stir over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain. Stir in the tomatoes, broth, garlic, tarragon, basil and cayenne.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour and milk until smooth; stir into sausage mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Remove from the heat. Stir in cheddar cheese until melted. Drain pasta; toss with sausage mixture. Sprinkle each serving with 2 teaspoons Parmesan cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pronto Penne Pasta in Healthy Cooking April/May 2008, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 373 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 800 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 medium-fat meat, 1 vegetable.

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Reviewed Oct. 23, 2010

This is a really good recipe. I used Italian sausage that I had in the freezer and I think 1 link was hot because this had a little kick. I used asiago for the parmesan. The servings are pretty accurate. I halved the recipe (from 6) and measured out 6 ounces of pasta = 2 oz./pp.

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Reviewed Jun. 15, 2009

this recipe was delicious and approved by my 7 yr old. i did leave out the tarragon because i did not have any and i used very lean hamburger since i did not have that turkey sausage either. regardless it was great!!

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Reviewed Jun. 13, 2009

Really good! Makes way more than 6 servings.

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