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Sausage Pasta Skillet

 Sausage Pasta Skillet
“Here is a recipe I made up one night when I came home from work with no plan for supper,“ writes Patricia Weller from Emmitsburg, Maryland. “My kids really loved it and we’ve had it many times since.“ TIP: Iced tea and a side salad or garlic bread rounds out this hearty meal-on-the-double.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 5 Italian turkey sausage links
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, remove casings
  • from sausage; cut into 1/2-in. slices. In a large skillet, brown the
  • sausage; drain. Drain the pasta. Add pasta and tomatoes to the
  • skillet; heat through. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 313 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 818 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2-1/2 lean meat, 1 fat.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.