Italian Sausage Veggie Skillet

  • 4 cups uncooked whole wheat spiral pasta
  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 large sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • OPTION: If you like heat, add  hot peppers in place of sweet peppers.
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in large skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium-high heat until sausage is no longer pink, 5-7 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute longer.  Add zucchini and peppers; cook until crisp-tender, 3-5 minutes.  Add tomatoes, salt and pepper.  Cook and stir until vegetables are tender and begin to release their juices, 5-7 minutes.  Serve with pasta.

For a complete MyPlate meal, add a serving of fruit.

Ready in 30 minutes.  Yields 6 servings.

 Nutrition Facts:  1-1/3 cups:  251 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 417mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 16g protein.