Healthy Make-over Mediterranean Sausage and Linguini
Yield: 4 entrée portions
1 pound mild Italian lean turkey sausage, casings removed if necessary
1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
1 Tablespoon minced fresh shallot
1 (14.5-ounce) can No-Salt Added diced tomatoes
1 (8-ounce) can No-Salt Added tomato sauce
1 Tablespoon dried basil OR 3 Tablespoons fresh basil
1/16 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
12 ounces dry whole grain linguine
Fresh basil leaves for garnish
- In a large, heavy nonstick skillet, over medium heat, cook sausage, breaking sausage into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Cook until no longer pink.
- Add garlic and shallot, sauté for 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes with juices, tomato sauce, herbs, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper. Simmer about 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cook linguini (in non-salted boiling water) according to al dente package directions. Drain pasta and divide evenly among four pasta bowls. Top with sausage mixture.
- Garnish with fresh basil leaves. Serve hot.
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