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Sea Monster Sausage Dinner

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 25 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 12 servings
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Skillet dinner for Halloween! Enjoy this delicious recipe that’s made using pasta, sausage and veggies – ready in 25 minutes.

Ingredients

1
package (16 oz) cavatappi pasta
1
lb bulk Italian pork sausage
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
3/4
cup chopped red bell pepper
3/4
cup chopped yellow bell pepper
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
jars (24 oz each) tomato pasta sauce
3/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (3 oz)

Steps

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Return to saucepan.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium heat, stirring frequently, until no longer pink; drain. Remove sausage from skillet. Add onion and bell peppers; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add pasta sauce and sausage; simmer uncovered 3 to 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  • 3 Add sausage mixture to pasta in saucepan; toss to coat. Sprinkle individual servings with cheese.
  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Return to saucepan.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium heat, stirring frequently, until no longer pink; drain. Remove sausage from skillet. Add onion and bell peppers; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add pasta sauce and sausage; simmer uncovered 3 to 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  • 3 Add sausage mixture to pasta in saucepan; toss to coat. Sprinkle individual servings with cheese.

Expert Tips

The ridges on cavatappi pasta are great for holding excess sauce. Easy substitutes are rotini or elbow macaroni.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
382
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Sodium
826mg
826%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
16g
16%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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