Monday, September 3, 2012

Pasta with Turkey Sausage Sauce

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My second stab at a meat sauce. This uses turkey sausage and is based on my previous entry for turkey meat sauce. This is also pretty healthy - and it came out great.

Ingredients (serves 4-5)
1 12-14 oz pound box of penne (whole grain or equivalent).
2 tbsp Olive oil
1 Medium onion, finely chopped
2 Red bell peppers, finely chopped
4 tsp Garlic, finely chopped (or 3 cloves)
8 oz Mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/2 cup Parsley, chopped
12 oz Turkey Italian Sausage (meat from 3 sausage links - casings removed)
1/2 tsp kosher salt (or to taste)
1/2 tsp black pepper (or to taste)
1 28-ounce can Crushed tomatoes
1 tsp Dried oregano
1/2 tsp Dried basil

1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
2. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, pepper, parsley, mushrooms, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for around 5-6 minutes.
3. Add the turkey sausage, kosher salt, and pepper and cook for around 8 minutes, stirring constantly.
4. Add the tomatoes, oregano, and basil - then simmer until the sauce thickens, around 8 minutes.

Serve sauce over pasta, adding Parmesan cheese if you like.

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