Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sausage Pasta with Vegetables

I had a hair cut the other day and the hubs (who was supposed to be home to watch the kids) ended up not being home. For those of you that know me, this is not an uncommon occurrence in our lives. Thank God for family nearby when his work is so unpredictable or I would have a lot of cancelled appointments!! Anyhoo... I ended up calling my mom with the 911 and she said she could take the kiddos but didn't have much for groceries in the house. I threw this together and took it, pan and all, over to her house! Thankfully they saved me a bit cause it was wonderful!! Quick and easy - my mantra...

Sausage Pasta with Vegetables
(recipe found in Taste of Home Healthy Cooking)

2 cups uncooked whole wheat penne pasta
1 pound italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
1 3/4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) fire roasted diced tomatoes with garlic, undrained
1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
1/4 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese

Cook penne according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a dutch oven, cook sausage and mushrooms over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomatoes; bring to a boil. Add spinach; cook and stir until spinach is wilted. Drain pasta; stir into turkey mixture. Sprinkle with cheese; remove from the heat. Cover and let stand until cheese is melted.

Serves: 4
Points: 9 points per 1 1/2 cups

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