Cook turkey sausage and peppers in one skillet, top with cheese, and serve over pasta for an easy weeknight meal.Swapping in turkey sausage leaves you with about a third of the calories, a quarter of the fat, and four times the fiber of a traditional sausage dish. Tossing in some red peppers will give you a boost of vitamin C.


Credit: Photography: Becky-Stayner: Styling: Jan Gautro

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6 servings


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  • Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add sausage to pan; cook 8 minutes or until lightly browned, turning occasionally. Remove from pan; cool slightly. Cut sausage into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

  • Wipe pan with paper towels; recoat with cooking spray. Place pan over medium-high heat. Add peppers; sauté 6 minutes. Add sausage; sauté 2 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add sauce; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

  • Add mozzarella, stirring until melted. Place 1 cup pasta in each of 6 shallow bowls; spoon about 1 cup sausage mixture over each serving. Sprinkle each serving with 1 teaspoon Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts

483 calories; calories from fat 26%; fat 13.9g; saturated fat 4.8g; mono fat 3.2g; poly fat 3.7g; protein 33g; carbohydrates 55.7g; fiber 5g; cholesterol 102mg; iron 3.4mg; sodium 1150mg; calcium 158mg.