Spicy Sausage Tuscan Pasta

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By: The Flavor Bender

Course: Main Dish

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Makes 6 Servings


Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Dreamfields Rotini

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 3 large cloves of garlic chopped finely

  • 1 pound fresh turkey or chicken sausage casings removed (see note)

  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes (less if you like is less spicy)

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)

  • 1 to 1/2 jars marinara sauce (use approx. 14 ounce jars)

  • 1 can cannellini beans rinsed and drained (15 ounces)

  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary chopped

  • 2/3 cup sliced Kalamata olives

  • 3 to 4 roasted sweet red peppers sliced

  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock or water (optional)

  • 4 green onions thinly sliced

  • chopped parsley

  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese


Directions

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Place in large bowl.

  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in large nonstick skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 30 seconds just to soften. Add sausage, red pepper flakes and salt, if desired. Cook sausage, 10 to 12 minutes or until completely cooked, stirring to break into crumbles.

  3. Stir in marinara sauce, cannellini beans and rosemary. Bring to boil; reduce heat and bring to simmer. Stir in olives and red peppers; add stock or water if mixture seems dry. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through.

  4. Add sauce to pasta; toss to combine. Sprinkle with green onions. Finish with parsley and Parmesan cheese, as desired.


Nutritional Information

  • 430 Calories

  • 24 g Protein

  • 59 g Carbohydrates

  • 12 g Total Fat

  • 2 g Saturated Fat

  • 44 mg Cholesterol

  • 900 mg Sodium

  • 13 g Dietary Fiber

Notes: Ground turkey or chicken may be substituted for sausage.

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