Springtime Pasta and Sausage

Springtime Pasta and Sausage

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Turkey sausage provides a simple addition to traditional pasta that's ready in less than 30 minutes. Perfect if you love Italian cuisine.

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ounces uncooked regular or whole wheat spaghetti
ounces Italian turkey sausage links, thinly sliced
teaspoon fennel seed
cloves garlic, minced
box (9 ounces) Green Giant® Simply Steam® frozen sugar snap peas, thawed
cups sliced fresh mushrooms (about 5 ounces)
cup Progresso® chicken broth (from 32 oz carton)
roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
medium green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
cup chopped fresh parsley
  1. Cook spaghetti as directed on package in 4-quart Dutch oven or saucepan; drain and return to Dutch oven.
  2. Meanwhile, cook sausage, fennel and garlic in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until sausage is no longer pink in center; drain. Remove sausage from skillet.
  3. Place sugar snap peas, mushrooms and broth in skillet. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer uncovered 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in tomatoes and green onions; cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes. Add sausage and parsley; cook 1 minute longer or until hot.
  4. Add sausage mixture to spaghetti in Dutch oven; toss gently to mix.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
“I grew up eating sausage and still love it, but since I’m watching my cholesterol, it’s not a good choice for me. This recipe made with a healthier turkey sausage satisfies my craving without the saturated fat.” Cindy L.
A Note from Dr. B.:
Becoming a food label reader and really keeping track of what you eat can make a difference. There are now many tasty lower-fat products. Instead of buying regular smoked sausage with 17 grams of fat per serving, you can get smoked turkey sausage with 3 grams of fat per serving.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 290
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 35mg;
  • Sodium 430mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 38g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 17g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.