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Italian Sausage Pasta Skillet

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  • 35 min prep time
  • 40 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 5 servings
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Can’t decide between Italian and burgers tonight? Get both with this fun and filling skillet.

Ingredients

1
lb bulk mild Italian sausage
2
cups milk
1
cup hot water
1
box Hamburger Helper™ cheeseburger macaroni
1
tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1
cup pearl-sized (1/2-inch) mozzarella cheese balls (from 8-oz package)
1/4
cup jarred sliced roasted red peppers, drained and patted dry
1
cup garlic butter croutons (from 5-oz bag)
1/4
cup shredded fresh basil leaves

Steps

  • 1 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 2 Stir in milk, hot water, and uncooked pasta and sauce mix (from Hamburger Helper™ box). Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 9 to 11 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender. Stir in vinegar.
  • 3 Remove from heat. Top with mozzarella cheese and red peppers. Cover; let stand 3 to 4 minutes to melt cheese. Top with croutons and basil.
  • 1 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 2 Stir in milk, hot water, and uncooked pasta and sauce mix (from Hamburger Helper™ box). Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 9 to 11 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender. Stir in vinegar.
  • 3 Remove from heat. Top with mozzarella cheese and red peppers. Cover; let stand 3 to 4 minutes to melt cheese. Top with croutons and basil.

Expert Tips

Need more heat? Opt for spicy Italian sausage instead of mild.

Be sure to grab the “pearl” (1/2 inch) mozzarella balls. If you can’t find any that small, substitute 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
726.2
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
65.8g
101%
Saturated Fat
33.7g
168%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
180.0mg
60%
Sodium
1033.2mg
43%
Total Carbohydrate
7.5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0.1g
0%
Sugars
6.2g
Protein
26.2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
23.10%
23%
Calcium
40.10%
40%
Iron
7.40%
7%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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