Shari Duncan

Make a Healthier Pasta. Fresh and Natural makes a Difference.
Shari

by on Apr.03, 2011, under Egg and Main Course Ideas, High Protein dishes, Recipes

A Healthy and tasty twist on an Italian classic:  Whole Wheat Pasta with Chicken Sausage. Dinner is Served in under 30.

Watching calories and trying to eat healthier?  Think certain foods like raviolis and sausage  are on the “NOT” list?  If you shop smart, and pay attention to food labels you can enjoy almost any favorite recipe.  Here’s a  ultra quick recipe for ravioli with sweet Italian sausage that uses all natural whole wheat pasta and skinless chicken sausage.  No preservatives or artificial ingredients. It is high in protein and lower in fat and “delicioso!”

  • 1 12 oz package Sweet Italian chicken sausage (Al Fresco) – cut in bite size pieces.

    Whole wheat pasta & chicken Sausage, All Natural, No preservatives

  • 1 8 oz (2 serving) package fresh whole wheat pasta (Monterey)
  • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Fresh garlic, minced, (basil, oregano, optional)
  • ½ jar of prepared marinara or pasta sauce.
  • Fresh grated Romano cheese (for topping)

**You may also add sautéed peppers or spinach to this dish, if desired.

Prepare pasta according to package directions.  Meanwhile in a large skillet, heat olive oil.  Add garlic, sauté and sausage and cook over med-high heat, stirring often until sausage is nicely browned and cooked through. Reduce heat, add pasta sauce and additional Italian seasonings, if using.  Stir to blend, cover and simmer.  Drain cooked ravioli and gently toss with sausage mixture.

4 servings.

*Note: The nutrition label for 8 oz package of pasta is for 2 servings. By combining with chicken sausage, you increase the protein AND reduce the amount of carbohydrates per serving.

(as prepared: Approx 20grams/per serving)

http://www.alfrescoallnatural.com/FlavorDetails.aspx?ID=9781&nav=mp0

http://www.montereygourmetfoods.com/index.cfm/mpc_products_wheat.htm

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