Bake-Off® Contest 42, 2006
Citrus Heights, California

Sausage Ratatouille with Couscous

Slow simmering develops the hearty flavor. Do not add the cannellini beans until after the simmering time so they will retain their firm texture.

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  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 5
 

Ingredients

1
to 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
5
uncooked mild Italian pork sausage links (about 1 1/2 lb)
1/2
cup finely chopped onion (1 medium)
1/2
cup finely chopped carrot
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2
cup finely chopped zucchini
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic whole peeled tomatoes with basil, undrained, cut up
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ cannellini (white kidney) beans, undrained
1
box (5.9 oz) Parmesan-flavor couscous mix
Butter
Water
2
tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

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  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add sausage links; cook and stir until browned on all sides. Remove from skillet; set aside. Add onion, carrot and garlic to skillet; cook and stir until onion becomes translucent. Stir in zucchini, parsley and basil. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in salt, pepper and tomatoes.
  • 2 Return sausages to skillet. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer uncovered 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced by half and meat thermometer inserted in center of sausages reads 160°F. Stir in beans. Cook until thoroughly heated.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, make couscous with amounts of butter and water as directed on box.
  • 4 To serve, fluff couscous; spoon around sides of large serving dish. Spoon tomato-vegetable mixture into center; arrange sausages over top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add sausage links; cook and stir until browned on all sides. Remove from skillet; set aside. Add onion, carrot and garlic to skillet; cook and stir until onion becomes translucent. Stir in zucchini, parsley and basil. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in salt, pepper and tomatoes.
  • 2 Return sausages to skillet. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer uncovered 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced by half and meat thermometer inserted in center of sausages reads 160°F. Stir in beans. Cook until thoroughly heated.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, make couscous with amounts of butter and water as directed on box.
  • 4 To serve, fluff couscous; spoon around sides of large serving dish. Spoon tomato-vegetable mixture into center; arrange sausages over top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
540
(
Calories from Fat
210),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
24%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
1220mg
1220%;
Total Carbohydrate
54g
54%
(Dietary Fiber
9g
9%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
27g
27%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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