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Friday, September 23, 2011

Fit Food Friday!

Happy Friday my sweet friends!
this recipe is so so yummy! it is another of our favorites. and of course it's from Eating Well.

Turkey Sausage & Spinach Pasta!

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces whole-wheat short pasta, such as shells or twists
  • 8 ounces hot Italian turkey sausage links, removed from casings
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 8 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded Pecorino Romano, or Parmesan cheese, plus more to taste (i usually add more lol)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of the water left over after the noodles are done...starchy water

Preparation

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta until just tender, 9 to 11 minutes, or according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, cook sausage in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, breaking it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, spinach and tomatoes. Cook, stirring often, until the greens wilt and the tomatoes begin to break down, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and keep warm.
  3. Combine 1/2 cup cheese, pepper and salt in a large bowl. Measure out 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid (starchy water); drain the pasta. Whisk the starchy water and oil into the cheese mixture; add the pasta and toss to combine. Serve the pasta topped with the sausage mixture and an extra sprinkle of cheese, if desired.

Nutrition

Per serving: 352 calories; 9 g fat ( 3 g sat , 2 g mono ); 26 mg cholesterol; 47 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 18 g protein; 6 g fiber; 382 mg sodium; 379 mg potassium.

I hope you all enjoy this recipe...it is so easy and very tasty! not to mention a little healthy ;-)
What are your plans for the weekend? Have an amazing recipe you would like to share with me? I love new receipes!!

5 comments:

  1. yummmmmmmm !
    that picture looks delicious
    and the recipe it's so healthy!
    good one hun!


    i hope you have a great weekend
    and enjoy it with the fioncee <3

    xoxo
    www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

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  2. That looks delish! I will def have to try it soon!

    have a fabulous weekend girlie!

    xoxo

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  3. That looks really good, will try soon! New follower! Can't wait to get to know you! I have some yummy recipes on my blog, go check them out! :)

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  4. this looks simply delicious and easy enough to make! thanks for sharing!!
    xo TJ

    http://mrtaylorandhislady.blogspot.com

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  5. I see you live in Katy, TX! I have family there... they actually just moved from Katy to Magnolia, but I've visited them in Katy a few times. I love it down there! Hope that things are settling down for you after the fires. xox

    This pasta looks so yummy!! Thanks for sharing! :)

    I just became your newest follower! I would love for you to check out my blog & follow back if you'd like :)

    Blessings,
    Kat
    www.maryanddyer.blogspot.com

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