Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Weight Watchers' Sausage and Pepper Pasta

Weight Watchers Eye-talian (Italian) Sausage and Pepper Pasta

Course: main meals
PointsPlus™ Value:    7
Servings:  6
Preparation Time:  15 min
Cooking Time:  25 min
Level of Difficulty:  Easy
Spicy sausage, red wine and fire-roasted tomatoes come together in this ragout-like sauce. Truly hearty and satisfying


1/2 pound(s) raw turkey sausage, Italian-style, casings removed   

2 tsp olive oil, extra-virgin   
  2 medium yellow pepper(s), cut into 2-inch long thin strips   
  1 medium onion(s), thinly sliced   

1/2 cup(s) red wine   

1 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic   
  28 oz canned crushed tomatoes, fire-roasted recommended  

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, or less to taste   

1/4 tsp table salt   
  8 oz uncooked whole-wheat pasta, fusilli   

1/3 cup(s) basil, fresh, chopped   


  •  Cut peppers, onion, and garlic.

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, to make sauce, in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, cook sausage, stirring and breaking up meat with back of a wooden spoon, until cooked through, about 3 to 5 minutes; remove to a plate.

  • Heat oil in same skillet. Add yellow peppers and onion; cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are lightly colored and crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add wine and garlic; cook until most of liquid evaporates, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes, crushed red pepper, salt and browned sausage; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until vegetables are tender and sauce is heated through, about 10 minutes.

  • While sauce simmers, add pasta to boiling water and cook according to package instructions. Drain pasta; return to pot. Add sauce and basil; toss to mix and coat. Yields about 1 1/3 cups per serving. 

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  1. great looking receipe! I will be trying this soon. For great WW inspired receipes, check out is my go to site for low fat/low calorie cooking! Points are even provided for each receipe.

  2. MMM! Anything with yellow, red, or green peppers and I am all for it. They are my favorite food accessory of all time! To be honest, I dont really like pasta OR sausage, but these pictures made it look so delicious I may just try it out :) thanks for sharing!

    Ooh yeah and I LOVE your new layout!!!! Looks fab.

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