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Italian Sausage and Pepper Stew

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
package (19.5 oz) Italian turkey sausage (sweet or hot), casings removed, links cut into 2-inch pieces
1
large red bell pepper, cut into bite-size strips
1
large yellow bell pepper, cut into bite-size strips
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves, crushed
8
oz uncooked penne rigate pasta (2 1/2 cups)
Grated Parmesan cheese, if desired

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
550
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
25%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
125mg
42%
Sodium
1070mg
45%
Potassium
860mg
25%
Total Carbohydrate
58g
19%
Dietary Fiber
5g
21%
Sugars
7g
Protein
43g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
120%
120%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Expert Tips

Cook the pasta while the stew is simmering; everything will be done at the same time.

Close your eyes and imagine a visit to New York's vibrant Little Italy, home to dishes like this easy pasta, topped with sautéed peppers and sausage.

Italian turkey sausage has less fat than most other Italian sausage, making it easy to use in a stew.

Directions

  • 1 In 6-quart Dutch oven, cook and stir sausage and bell peppers over medium-high heat about 8 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink; drain.
  • 2 Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in tomatoes and basil; cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Serve sausage and peppers over cooked pasta; top with cheese.

Close your eyes and imagine a visit to New York's vibrant Little Italy, home to dishes like this easy pasta, topped with sautéed peppers and sausage.

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Close your eyes and imagine a visit to New York's vibrant Little Italy, home to dishes like this easy pasta, topped with sautéed peppers and sausage.