CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Penne with Smoked Turkey SausageLooking for a quick throw-it-together-I’m-exhausted-from-work dish that kids will eat?
By: Herald Staff Report,
Looking for a quick throw-it-together-I’m-exhausted-from-work dish that kids will eat? Try the following recipe.
Penne with Smoked Turkey Sausage
2 cups whole-grain and fiber penne
½ cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
7 ounces turkey smoked sausage, sliced into ½-inch pieces, then each piece quartered
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
¼ cup dry white wine
3 tablespoons low-fat whipped tub cream cheese
1 cup frozen green peas
¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain and set aside.
Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray coating. Cook onion and garlic for 2 to 3 minutes over medium high heat, stirring frequently. Add smoked sausage and cook, stirring frequently, until nicely browned, about 3 minutes.
Add chicken broth and wine. Bring to a boil, then simmer until reduced by about one-half, approximately 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in cream cheese until well-blended. Add peas and cook 3 minutes. Stir in pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Yield: Serves 4.
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