Lightened Up Italian Sausage and Peppers Pasta
 
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A reduced calorie, spicy, filling pasta dish that is made with quinoa pasta, spicy chicken sausage and peppers and onions, tossed in olive oil and topped with basil and parmesan cheese.
Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 oz. quinoa pasta or spaghetti
  • 1½ tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 2 Spicy Italian Chicken Sausages, cut into slices
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into bite size chunks
  • ½ onion, sliced thin
Instructions
  1. In a large pot bring about 6 cups of water to a boil, add pasta and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain Pasta.
  2. Meanwhile in a large skillet, add ½ tbsp. olive oil, bell pepper, onions and sausage. Cook until vegetables are tender and sausage is cooked, about 10 minutes.
  3. Toss cooked pasta and 1 tbsp, olive oil into skillet with vegetables and sausage. Mix together until well combined.
  4. Serve immediately. Top with basil and Parmesan cheese if desired.
Notes
Calories per serving: 454, Fat: 19, Cholesterol: 55, Sodium: 595, Potassium: 99, Carbs: 51, Fiber: 6, Sugar: 2, Protein: 21
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 oz pasta and half the vegetable and sausage mixt
Recipe by Peanut Butter and Peppers at http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2014/08/05/lightened-up-italian-sausage-and-peppers-pasta/