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Italian Sausage and Orzo Skillet

italian sausage and orzo skillet Entree Italian
Italian Sausage and Orzo Skillet
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 6

Here’s a delicious Italian skillet dinner that features orzo, pork sausage, vegetables and Muir Glen™ tomatoes—ready in 40 minutes. MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 9, 2019

Ingredients

1
cup uncooked orzo or rosamarina pasta (6.5 oz)
1
lb Italian pork sausage links, cut into 3/4-inch slices
1
teaspoon vegetable oil
4
oz green beans, cut in 1-inch pieces (about 1 cup)
3/4
cup yellow bell pepper strips
1/2
cup peeled baby carrots, cut in half lengthwise
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
tablespoons water
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
3/4
cup crumbled feta cheese (3 oz)
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2
    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 7 to 9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink and thoroughly cooked. Transfer to plate. In same skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add beans, bell peppers, carrots and salt; stir 1 minute to coat vegetables. Add water. Cover; reduce heat to low, and cook 5 to 6 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • 3
    Remove cover; stir in tomatoes, sausage and cooked pasta. Increase heat to medium; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until completely heated through. Garnish with cheese and parsley.

Expert Tips

  • There are two kinds of Italian sausage—sweet and hot. Either one would be a good choice in this dish.
  • Any small pasta would work in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/3 Cups
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
7g
37%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
65mg
21%
Sodium
820mg
34%
Potassium
270mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
4g
Protein
18g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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