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Asparagus, Sausage and Pepper Pasta

 
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A delicious and wholesome meal. Try to use whole wheat rigatoni if you can, it makes the dish even heartier.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

40

min

Ready

70

min

Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
 

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 ½ cups onions
yellow, finely chopped
4 each garlic cloves
finely chopped
2 each green bell peppers
diced
2 each sweet yellow bell peppers
diced
2 pounds turkey sausage
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1 cup white wine
*
28 ounces tomatoes, canned
italian plum
2 teaspoons oregano
dried, or 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
¼ teaspoon black pepper
*
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
crushed
*
2 pounds pasta, rigatoni
1 pound asparagus

Directions

Heat olive oil in medium-size saucepan.

Sauté onions and garlic until onions are transparent and garlic is slightly browned.

Add red and yellow peppers and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until peppers begin to soften.

Set aside.

In a large, heavy - bottomed pot, brown sausages, one pound at a time, cooking each batch approximately 20 minutes.

Remove from pot, drain on paper towel, and cut into 1 /4-inch slices.

Remove all but 1 tablespoon of fat from pot and, over medium heat, stir in white wine, mixing well with scrapings from bottom of the pot.

Add onion, garlic and pepper mixture.

Stir in plum tomatoes, oregano, black pepper, crushed red-pepper flakes and sausage slices.

Simmer uncovered for 25 minutes.

Boil water for rigatoni and begin cooking it.

In the last 8 minutes of the cooking time for the sauce, add asparagus and continue to simmer 8 minutes, or until asparagus is tender.

Drain rigatoni and serve with sauce.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1006g (35.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 91329% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 2419mg 101%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 37%
Dietary Fiber 14g 56%
Sugars g
Protein 108g
Vitamin A 38% Vitamin C 535%
Calcium 21% Iron 169%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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