Fettuccine with Fennel and Spicy Sausage

Spicy Italian sausage and sweet fennel are smothered in a delicious crushed tomato-basil sauce. Top the fettuccine, and bring on the Parmesan!

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

8
oz uncooked fettuccine
1/2
lb bulk spicy Italian pork sausage
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1
medium sweet onion, cut into thin wedges
1
medium fennel bulb, cut into thin wedges
1
medium yellow or red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic crushed tomatoes with basil, undrained
1/2
cup shredded fresh Parmesan cheese

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on box. Return to saucepan; keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium heat, stirring frequently, until no longer pink. Drain; remove sausage from skillet.
  • 3 In same skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion, fennel, bell pepper and garlic in oil 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • 4 Add tomatoes and cooked sausage to vegetables. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened. Stir in pasta; heat until hot. Sprinkle individual servings with cheese.

Expert Tips

If you like, substitute Asiago cheese for the Parmesan.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
910mg
910%;
Total Carbohydrate
44g
44%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
19g
19%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.