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Turkey Sausage with Root Vegetables

 Turkey Sausage with Root Vegetables
I had a delicious stew recipe but rarely prepared it because sausage can be high in fat and sodium, so I substituted low-fat turkey sausage. Now it not only tastes good, it feels good—both hearty and healthy! —Lisa Zeigler-Day of Forest Park, Illinois
6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. CooK: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (14 ounces) smoked turkey kielbasa, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup cubed peeled rutabaga
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 4 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 medium head cabbage, cut into 6 wedges
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook the sausage, onion, rutabaga and carrots in oil
  • for 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Add the potatoes, broth,
  • thyme, sage, pepper and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Place cabbage
  • wedges on top. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or

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Turkey Sausage with Root Vegetables (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • until potatoes and cabbage are tender.
  • Carefully remove cabbage to a shallow serving bowl; keep warm.
  • Discard bay leaf. Combine the flour and water until smooth; stir
  • into sausage mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes
  • or until thickened. Stir in parsley and vinegar. Spoon over cabbage.
  • Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 231 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 781 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 13 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.