Tex-Mex Pasta

Salsa and sausage kick up the heat in this pasta toss.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 6

Ingredients

2 2/3
cups uncooked penne pasta (8 oz)
1
lb bulk Italian turkey sausage
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 small zucchini, chopped
2
cups Green Giant™ Steamers™ Niblets® frozen corn
1
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes, undrained
3/4
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 1/2
cups reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
1/2
cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Cook penne as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, spray nonstick wok or 12-inch skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until no longer pink and thoroughly cooked. Drain.
  • 3 Add onion, bell pepper, zucchini, corn, salsa, tomatoes and oregano; mix well. Heat to boiling. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 4 Reserve 1/2 cup cheese and 2 tablespoons cilantro. Add remaining 1 cup cheese and cilantro to mixture in wok; mix well. Add cooked penne; toss to mix. Spoon mixture onto serving platter. Garnish with reserved cheese and cilantro.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    425
    (
    Calories from Fat
    110),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    12g
    12%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    50mg
    50%;
    Sodium
    1040mg
    1040%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    51g
    51%
    (Dietary Fiber
    5g
    5%
      Sugars
    9g
    9%
    ),
    Protein
    28g
    28%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    44%;
    Vitamin C
    46%;
    Calcium
    26%;
    Iron
    18%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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