Makeover Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe

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Makeover Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe
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Makeover Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe

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4.5 11 10
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This slimmed-down version of a savory supper has just half the calories, 20% of the fat, 15% of the saturated fat and about 40% of the cholesterol. Yet the full-flavor result is one her family—and your—can enjoy without the guilt.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked spiral pasta
  • 3/4 pound turkey Italian sausage links, casings removed
  • 3/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook the sausage, red pepper and onion over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain and return to the pan.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, half-and-half, milk, wine or chicken broth, cheese, salt, pepper and paprika until blended. Add to the sausage mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from the heat.
Drain pasta. In a large bowl, combine sausage mixture and pasta. Before serving, sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Makeover Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta in Light & Tasty April/May 2004, p14

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 343 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 600mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 reduced-fat milk.

  • 8 ounces uncooked spiral pasta
  • 3/4 pound turkey Italian sausage links, casings removed
  • 3/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook the sausage, red pepper and onion over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain and return to the pan.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, half-and-half, milk, wine or chicken broth, cheese, salt, pepper and paprika until blended. Add to the sausage mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from the heat.
  3. Drain pasta. In a large bowl, combine sausage mixture and pasta. Before serving, sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Makeover Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta in Light & Tasty April/May 2004, p14

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Charlie2sips User ID: 8664045 239489
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2015

"Sounds good but very confusing recipe. Do you use all of the 1 C. FF Half & Half, 1 C. Milk, Wine and chicken broth or do you choose one of these to use? The way it is worded it sounds like you are to pick one of these. Maybe that is why some say it was too thin because they used all of these ingredients."

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Hopechurchlady2 User ID: 6765821 226515
Reviewed May. 18, 2015

"This was just ok. I asked my husband if it was a keeper and we both shook our heads no."

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kafaughn User ID: 3552105 136256
Reviewed May. 6, 2013

"I also added garden fresh chopped tomatoes."

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julzrulz9 User ID: 7093746 91788
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2013

"Great recipe, has a really rich creamy sauce, very filling and won't ruin my diet!"

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Kanselment User ID: 5312691 107951
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

"Made with one can of drained diced tomatoes (with onion and celery) instead of red pepper. Used rice wine instead of chicken broth. Was amazing!"

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usjanrdms User ID: 5673148 52219
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"Delicious and easy to make. Used lower sodium chicken broth and did not add salt"

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kathydimar User ID: 1976651 61004
Reviewed May. 4, 2011

"I make this all the time with gluten-free pasta and corn starch to thicken. So good!"

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Mary_1959 User ID: 549472 56748
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2010

"Very good, but I thought the sauce was a little thin. Next time I'll tinker with that part."

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williamsegraves User ID: 3296408 205912
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2009

"This was scrumptious!! I used regular Italian Sausages instead of turkey, and I preferred the wine option. Absolutely delicious!"

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sbuffman User ID: 1497756 61003
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2008

"So good! One I will be making again for sure! Thanks!"

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