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Sausage Pasta with Vegetables

 Sausage Pasta with Vegetables
I made this for our pastors one night. They loved it so much we nicknamed it “Jason’s Pasta.” It’s a sneaky way to get them to eat more veggies. —Suzie Foutty Mansfield, Ohio
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 1-3/4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes with garlic, undrained
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Cook penne according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook sausage and mushrooms over medium
  • heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomatoes; bring to
  • a boil. Add spinach; cook and stir until spinach is wilted.
  • Drain pasta; stir into turkey mixture. Sprinkle with cheese; remove
  • from the heat. Cover and let stand until cheese is melted. Yield: 4
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/2 cups equals 445 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 1,020 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 32 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.