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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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