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Fettuccine with Fennel and Spicy Sausage

fettuccine with fennel and spicy sausage Entree Italian
Fettuccine with Fennel and Spicy Sausage
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 5

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

Updated October 6, 2008

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

Steps

  • 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.

  • If you like, substitute Asiago cheese for the Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
29%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
75mg
24%
Sodium
910mg
38%
Potassium
720mg
21%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
Dietary Fiber
5g
19%
Sugars
8g
Protein
19g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
60%
60%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
25%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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