Thursday, January 22, 2009

Whole Wheat Pasta with Turkey Sausage, Spinach and Pine Nuts

Right before Christmas, WW was having a half-off sale on all of their cookbooks. I picked up a great cookbook, In No Time: Delicious Dishes in 20 Minutes or Less, for a whopping $3.50. The cover recipe is the pasta dish we made for dinner tonight. I split this 4-person recipe in half, but used the total amount of spinach that it called for.

Ingredients (Serves 4):
2 tsp. olive oil
1/2 lb. hot italian turkey sausage, cut into 1/4" thick rounds
2 Tbsp. pine nuts
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 package (9 oz.) fresh fettucine - I substituted whole wheat spaghetti
1 bag (9 oz.) spinach

Bring 3 quarts water to boil in a large saucepan, over high heat.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add the pine nuts, garlic and crushed red pepper. Cook, stirring frequently until the nuts are lightly browned and the sausage is dark brown, about 2 minutes.

Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking liquid. Return the pasta to the saucepan. Add the sausage mixture, spinach and reserved liquid. Toss to coat.

WW Points per Serving (prepared as directed): 7 points

1 comment:

  1. yum! I love this healthy dish - looks delicious!