Monday, April 13, 2015

Healthy Pasta and Turkey Sausage Bake

Another yummy recipe that wasn't the prettiest but it sure tasted yummy!!  I found a version of this Pasta and Turkey Sausage Bake on Food Done Light. It is perfect during these cold nights we have been having. I find I can make put in the oven on delay and when we return from the YMCA and all our activities it is ready to go!

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Serves: 6 servings
  • 8 oz. Halloween pasta or any small elbow pasta
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped green or red peppers
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 12 oz. pre-cooked chicken or turkey sausage, chopped
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 tbsp. whole wheat flour
  • 1¼ cup (5 oz.) 2% fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray an 11 x 7 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cook pasta 1 minute less than package directions. Drain.
  3. In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, coat pan with cooking spray. Sauté onions, carrots, mushrooms, and peppers for 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another minute.
  4. Add sausage, marinara sauce, ½ tsp. salt, pepper and Italian seasonings. Cook for about 2 minutes or until most of liquid has absorbed.
  5. Add pasta to sauce. Pour into baking dish.
  6. In a small saucepan, whisk together milk, flour and ½ tsp. salt. Cook and stir constantly over medium heat for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in ¾ cup cheddar cheese.
  7. Pour cheese sauce over pasta.
  8. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Nutritional value per serving: Cal 410/Fat 15 grams/Carbs 43 grams/Fiber 4 grams/Protein 24 grams
ALEXIS NOTES: I skipped the mushrooms we are not fans here. I used Turkey sausage. Organic noodles and marinara sauce.

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  1. That sounds like an awesome dinner idea. Plus there would be leftovers :)

  2. Your making me hungry! Sounds like a great dish.

  3. I've never eaten turkey sausage. Might have to give this a try!


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