Recipes Heart Healthy Sausage Penne (Entree)

Number of Servings
  • 12 oz. whole-wheat penne pasta
  • 1 large bunch broccoli, cut into florets
  • 12 ounces Italian turkey sausage
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, each cut in half
  • 1 jar tomato and basil pasta sauce
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • ¼ cup grated romano cheese
  • Salt, to taste

Heat large saucepot of salted water to boiling.  Add pasta and cook as label directs, adding broccoli during last five minutes.  Reserve ½ cup cooking water, drain pasta and broccoli.  Thinly slice sausage.  In 12-inch skillet, cook sausage on medium heat 7 to 8 minutes or until it begins to brown, stirring occasionally.  Add tomatoes and cook 5 minutes, stirring.  Stir pasta, broccoli and ¼ cup of pasta cooking water into sausage mixture in skillet, heat through, adding additional cooking water if needed.  Add tomato and basil pasta sauce.  remove from heat; stir in basil and cheese.

Nutrition Information

383 Calories; 4g Fat (8.4% calories from fat); 20g Protein; 76g Carbohydrate; 13g Dietary Fiber; 7mg Cholesterol; 140mg Sodium