Main Dishes

Pasta and Sausage Two Ways

4

Hearty pasta bake allows you to stretch your pasta meal for a second time, making it the perfect comfort food.

4
8 oz. Whole Wheat Pasta
Olive Oil
3 (4oz) sweet turkey Italian Sausage links, casings removed*
2 1/2 cups greens (Arugula or a Mix Arugula & Spinach)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp black pepper

Take Two
1/2 cup Ricotta or Cottage Cheese
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/ 2 cup Mozzarella Cheese
1. Bring water to boil in a saucepan. Add pasta and cook 7-9 minutes or until al dente. Drain pasta over a bowl so you can reserve 1 cup cooking liquid. 2. Heat Olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add sausage to skillet and cook 5 minutes or until browned. Add 1 cup greens, onion, oregano, crushed red pepper, and garlic. Cook stirring frequently for 2-3 minutes. 3. Add reserved cooking liquid, tomatoes, sugar, and black pepper to pan and bring to a boil. Stir in pasta and cook another 2 minutes heating thoroughly. Add additional 1 1/2 cups greens. Toss into pasta. Serve. Take Two In a bowl toss pasta and sausage with parmesan and ricotta/ cottage cheese. Stir well to incorporate throughout the dish. Add additional 1/4 tsp dried oregano, 1/2 tsp dried basil, and 1/2 tsp garlic powder. Mix everything and pour into a ceramic or glass baking dish. Top with mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and pasta is bubbling. Enjoy.
Nutritions

Calories
242

Sodium
500mg
20% DV

Fat
9g
14% DV

Protein
13g
27% DV

Carbs
27g
9% DV

Fiber
3g
12% DV
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