dish
Penne Pasta Casserole with Sausage, Peppers, Onions and Tomatoes

4
Serves
330
Calories
16
Nutrients
14
Vitamins

Ingredients

2/3 pound penne pasta
4 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 cloves garlic , crushed
1/2 pound lean turkey sausage
2 cups reduced-sodium, diced tomatoes , with their juices
1/3 cup fresh, chopped basil
1 small sweet onion , quartered and sliced
2/3 cup grated, fat-free mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Bring 1/2 gallon of salted water to boil. Add the penne and cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.

3. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the peppers and onion and cook until soft and translucent, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds more. Add the turkey sausage, season with pepper, and brown. Drain off the excess fat.

4. Add the diced tomatoes and their juice, and simmer for 5 minutes.

5. In a casserole dish, toss the penne, sauce and basil together. Sprinkle with the cheeses. (This can be made ahead and stored unbaked in the refrigerator up to 2 days, or it can be frozen.)

6. Bake until the cheese is bubbly and brown and the dish is thoroughly heated, about 15 to 20 minutes; bake longer if the dish has been refrigerated.

Serving Size: about 1 1/2 cups

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 4
Calories
330
Protein
22 g
Total Carbohydrate
36 g
Dietary Fiber
4 g
Soluble Fiber
1 g
Insoluble Fiber
3 g
Sugar
9 g
Total Fat
11 g
Saturated Fat
3 g
Monounsaturated Fat
4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
1 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
Cholesterol
60 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
1 g
Percent Calories from Protein
27 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
44 %
Percent Calories from Fat
29 %
Vitamin A
2284 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
2 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
Biotin
1 mcg
Vitamin C
71 mg
Vitamin D
2 IU
Folate
74 mcg
Vitamin E
2 IU
Vitamin K
7 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
0 mg
Calcium
462 mg
Iron
2 mg
Phosphorus
155 mg
Potassium
412 mg
Sodium
819 mg
Zinc
1 mg