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Pasta with Spicy Italian Sausage

Pasta with Spicy Italian Sa Pasta with Spicy Italian Sausage

Pasta with Spicy Italian Sausage

Pasta with Spicy Italian Sausage
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Recipe type: Pasta
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Serves: 4
 

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound hot Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Crushed red pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 3 cups spinach
  • ½ pound penne pasta
  • 10 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 1½ cups freshly grated Parmesan

Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Saute the sausage until lightly browned, breaking it up as it cooks.
  2. Add garlic and red pepper and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly until the flour is absorbed.
  4. Add the chicken stock and bring the mixture to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the sauce has been reduced to ¾ cup.
  6. Meanwhile, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil and cook penne until al dente.
  7. Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of cooking liquid.
  8. Add tomatoes, spinach, and basil to the sausage mixture. Cook for 3 minutes.
  9. Add drained pasta to sauce and toss with tongs, adding some of the reserved cooking liquid if needed.
  10. Add one cup of parmesan and toss to distribute the sauce.
  11. Serve immediately with additional parmesan.

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Grilled Shrimp with Pasta

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Shrimp with Pasta

Grilled Shrimp with Pasta
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Recipe type: Main Dish
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Serves: 4
 

Ingredients
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds large shrimp, shelled
  • Red pepper flakes, optional
  • ¾ pound spaghetti
  • 4 scallions, white and green tops, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ pound tomatoes, diced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped

Instructions
  1. Heat oil in small saucepan over low heat. Add tarragon and cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 additional minute.
  2. Remove oil from heat and allow to cool.
  3. Blot shrimp with paper towels to remove excess moisture and thread onto metal or wooden skewers. Brush shrimp with 1½ tablespoons of the oil and season with salt, pepper and red pepper, if desired.
  4. Cook spaghetti in pot of boiling, salted water until al dente. About 10 minutes.
  5. Drain pasta and return to pot. Add remaining garlic/tarragon oil, tomatoes, scallions, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper and toss to combine. Top with chopped basil.
  6. Meanwhile, heat grill pan over high heat. Cook the shrimp, turning once, until shrimp turns pink and is just done, about 5 minutes.
  7. Serve the shrimp skewers on top of the pasta with lemon wedges on the side.

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Lemon Orzo with Garlic

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Lemon Orzo with Garlic
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Recipe type: Pasta, Side Dish
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Serves: 4
 

Ingredients
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo
  • 1½ cup fat-free, less sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped italian parsley

Instructions
  1. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir together pasta and chicken broth in saucepan. Bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and cook until pasta is al dente (about 5 minutes) or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in garlic, parsley, lemon juice and olive oil.
  2. Keep warm.

Notes
WW points = 5


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Penne with Ragu

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Penne with Marinara Sauce and Meatballs
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Recipe type: Main Dish
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Serves: 4
 

This is a fast and easy dish that begins with prepared meatballs and spaghetti sauce.
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces italian style meatballs (beef or turkey)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1½ cups marinara sauce
  • 8 ounces penne

Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and saute until translucent.
  3. Add garlic and saute until fragrant (a few seconds).
  4. Stir in marinara and meatballs and simmer until meatballs are warmed through.
  5. Bring 4-6 quarts of water to a boil.
  6. Add salt to water.
  7. Add penne, return to a boil.
  8. Boil, uncovered, for 9 minutes for al dente.