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Italian Sausage and Vegetable Pasta

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Italian Sausage and Vegetable Pasta
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 6
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How about Italian for dinner tonight? This one-dish meal of ziti, spicy sausage and Muir Glen® fire roasted tomatoes can be on the table in short order.
Updated Aug 11, 2011

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked ziti pasta (7 oz)
  • 2 cups bite-size fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 package (19.5 oz) lean hot Italian turkey sausage, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into bite-size strips
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, cut into bite-size strips
  • 1 medium sweet onion, sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz each) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted crushed or diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup shredded provolone cheese (4 oz)

Steps

  • 1
    Cook pasta as directed on package, adding broccoli last 2 minutes of cooking time. Drain and return to saucepan; cover to keep warm.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain; remove sausage from skillet.
  • 3
    In same skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook bell peppers and onion in oil 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • 4
    Add pasta and broccoli, sausage and tomatoes to skillet. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Cook the pasta while the sausage, bell peppers and onion are cooking. Also, cooking the broccoli in the same pot as the pasta is a nice step-saver.

Nutrition

470 Calories, 18g Total Fat, 35g Protein, 43g Total Carbohydrate, 10g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
Calories from Fat
160
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
6g
29%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Sodium
1100mg
46%
Potassium
600mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate
43g
14%
Dietary Fiber
4g
19%
Sugars
10g
Protein
35g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
120%
120%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 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; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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