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Sweet Onion & Sausage Spaghetti

Sweet onion seasons turkey, adding rich flavor to Mary Relyea’s wholesome pasta dish. At home in Canastota, New York, she tosses it together with light cream, basil and tomatoes for a quick, springy meal in minutes.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces uncooked whole wheat spaghetti
  • 3/4 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese, optional

Directions

  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook sausage in oil for 5 minutes. Add onion; cook 8-10 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink and onion is tender.
  • Stir in tomatoes and basil; heat through. Add cream; bring to a boil. Drain spaghetti; toss with sausage mixture. Garnish with cheese if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 334 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 378mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 6g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
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