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Smoked Sausage with Pasta

Loaded with sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes and basil flavor, this quick recipe satisfies the toughest critics. It's one of my husband's favorite dishes, and he has no idea it's lower in fat. Add a green salad for a delicious meal. —Ruth Ann Ruddell, Shelby Township, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1/2 pound smoked turkey kielbasa, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups julienned seeded plum tomatoes
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute the sausage, mushrooms, garlic and basil in oil until mushrooms are tender. Drain pasta; add to the sausage mixture. Add the tomatoes, salt and pepper; toss gently. Heat through. If desired, top with additional fresh basil and grated Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 232 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 639mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.
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