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Rotini with Sauteed Chicken Sausage and Vegetables

Rotini with Sauteed Chicken Sausage and Vegetables

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  • Difficulty: easy
  • Serves: 4

Description

It's nice when eating healthy tastes good too, isn't it? This pasta dish makes a wonderful family meal. It's chock full of beautiful fresh vegetables, whole grain pasta, and Italian chicken sausage, which has 70% less fat than regular pork sausage. I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine does! For more great family meals, check out www.chewnibblenosh.com !

Ingredients

1/2 lb green beans, trimmed
1 head broccoli, cut into florets
13 oz. whole grain rotini pasta
3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
4 sweet Italian style fully cooked chicken sausages, cut into 1/4 inch coins
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup fresh basil, sliced
2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil on the stove. Add the green beans and broccoli. Cook, until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Remove the vegetables to a bowl with a slotted spoon.

Add the pasta to the same pot and cook according to the package, 11-15 minutes. Reserve a cup of the cooking liquid and drain.

Meanwhile, in a large non-stick skillet, heat up 1 Tbsp. of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, turning as necessary, until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes. Remove the sausage to a plate and set aside.

To the same skillet, add the remaining 2 Tbsp. olive oil, green beans, garlic, and broccoli. Cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the sausage, broth, oregano, tomatoes, salt, and pepper and simmer for 2 minutes.

Toss the pasta with the sausage and vegetables, adding reserved pasta water as necessary to make a sauce. Stir in the basil and top with Parmesan before serving.

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shifa
9/14/12

star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_offshifa says:

wow! osssum mmmmmmmmmmm

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