Thursday, April 12, 2012

Chicken Sausage & Veggie Pasta

This was a super quick meal that will save you time (fast!) and worry (low calorie dinner!) during the week.  It came together and was on the table in less than 30 minutes.  And it was SO friend's girls both went back for seconds!
You could really mix it up and add different and/or more veggies if you prefer; this is just what I had on hand.  Delicious!
1 package Italian flavored chicken sausage (usually an 8pk; and I use the 90 cal sausages from Costco)
2 cups dry Dreamfields Penne Rigate Pasta
3 cups, chopped broccoli
1 cup red bell pepper, sliced
½ cup fat free Zesty Italian Dressing
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (more or less depending on taste)
Cook pasta according to directions adding broccoli in the last 5 minutes of boiling.
Slice chicken sausage.  In a large high sided saut√© pan, cook chicken sausage until browned and add red bell pepper.  Next, add Italian dressing and stir. 
Drain the pasta and broccoli and add it to the chicken sausage and stir.
Serve with grated parmesan and red pepper flakes.

Serves 4 / Per Serving:  Calories 438 / Carbs 52g / Fat 12g / Protein 33g / Fiber 8g / Sodium 1308mg

1 comment:

  1. Made this last night and it was a hit. Having leftovers for lunch now. A few small changes like different brands and I removed chicken sausage links from casing and prepared ground. will definitely make again and again. Why does the Pinterest post say no Italian dressing?


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