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Spaghetti with Sausage and Peppers

Smoked turkey sausage with strips of fresh bell peppers is a healthy change of pace from Italian sausage or ground beef in your spaghetti. —Ginger Harrell, El Dorado, Arkansas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 package (14 ounces) smoked turkey sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 medium green peppers, julienned
  • 2 medium sweet red peppers, julienned
  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 to 8 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

Directions

  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray, cook and stir sausage until lightly browned. Add peppers and onion; cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in the tomatoes, garlic, pepper sauce, paprika, salt and cayenne; cook until vegetables are tender.
  • Combine cornstarch and broth until smooth; add to sausage mixture. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Drain spaghetti; toss with sausage mixture.

Spaghetti with Sausage and Peppers Tips

How do you cut a bell pepper for pasta?

The best way to cut a bell pepper for this pasta recipe is to julienne the pepper, which is slicing the pepper into very thin long strips. That way it can easily twist around the fork along with the noodles as they'll have similar shapes.

What other types of pasta could I use for this recipe?

You could use almost any long, thin pasta for this recipe, such as fettuccine, linguine, or a whole-wheat spaghetti.

What sides go with spaghetti, sausage and peppers?

Impress company with a number of homemade sides that go with spaghetti, like a light Italian salad or a simple loaf of crusty bread. Research contributed by Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 284 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 899mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 16g protein.

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