Friends expecting the same grilled chicken? Surprise them and serve grilled meat and veggies tossed with pasta!
pounds Italian sausage links (4 or 5 links)
large bell peppers, cut lengthwise into fourths
cup Italian dressing
cups uncooked penne pasta (6 ounces)
plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped
tablespoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Grill sausages 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, turning frequently, until no longer pink in center.
Brush bell pepper pieces with about 2 tablespoons of the dressing. Add to grill for last 10 minutes of cooking time, turning frequently, until crisp-tender.
Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
Cut sausages into 1/2-inch slices; cut bell peppers into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Toss pasta, sausages, bell peppers, tomatoes and remaining dressing. Sprinkle with basil.
Use plenty of water and make sure you heat it to a vigorous boil before adding the pasta.
For more color, use one green and one yellow bell pepper.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.