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Friday, August 19, 2011

FRIDAY'S FESTIVE FARE...."Penne With Sausage and Peas"

Penne with Sausage and Peas

 Servings; 6 servings
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 12 mins


• 1 12 ounce package whole-wheat penne pasta, uncooked

• 2 tablespoons olive oil

• 1 12 ounce package fully cooked roasted garlic chicken sausage, sliced on the diagonal

• 2 cloves garlic, chopped

• 1 pound tomatoes, seeded and chopped

• 1/4 teaspoon salt

• 1/2 cup low-sodium, 99 percent fat-free chicken broth

• 1 cup frozen peas, thawed

• 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese


1. Heat a large pot of lightly salted water to boiling. Add pasta and cook as per package directions, 12 minutes. Drain.

2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium- high heat. Add the sausage and cook 3 minutes, turning a few times, until browned. Scoop out sausage with a slotted spoon onto a plate.

3. Reduce heat to medium and add remaining 1 tablespoon oil and the garlic. Cook 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes and salt and cook 2 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, peas and browned sausage. Heat through.

4. Place cooked pasta in a large bowl. Add sausage mixture and 1 tablespoon of Parmesan. Toss to combine. Top with remaining tablespoon Parmesan and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6


• Amount Per Serving

• Calories 350

• Protein(gm)20

• Carbohydrate(gm)50

• Fat, total(gm)10

• Saturated fat(gm)2

• Dietary Fiber, total(gm)7

Remember, You do not have to give up pasta to eat well and to create great tasting low calorie meals. SO, just measure your serving sizes out after you have prepared your dish and then you can know that you are consuming only 350 delicious, nutritious and YES carbohydrate rich calories. Don't let the term I've used.."CARBOHYDRATE RICH" scare you.I've done it on purpose. After the Plague of the Atkins disaster, carbohydrates had been vilified. The real meaning of that is.....  fabulous, good for you,  energy producing , coming in at a mere 4 calories per gram/carbohydrate rich calories. Enjoy pasta the healthy low calorie way and after eating this, You will definitely be able to …


Until tomorrow,


**This recipe compliments of Family Circle!

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