Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Fresh Tomato and Turkey Sausage Penne

Can we talk about my huge accomplishment that I hit at 7:15am this morning? My THIRD DAY IN A ROW of getting up and out of bed and working out!! I didn't really "want" to today, but I said "do it anyway" to myself 10 times, and did it anyway. Afterwards I felt like a million bucks.

If you saw my Instagram today, you know that the weather outside is….awful. This fog rolled into Madison yesterday and it hasn’t gone away since! It almost made me hit a bicyclist on the way home yesterday! Side note: I think all bikers should be required to wear a blinky red light while riding, because this person blended in with the headlights of the car behind it! Hope I didn’t scare them too much by almost hitting them. Anyway, since the weather is so blah I was in need of some serious comfort food.  For me, comfort food is pasta. I wanted a healthy pasta dish since I’ve been so good with my workouts this week, sooo….. Fresh Tomato and Turkey Sausage Penne it was!

Fresh Tomato and Turkey Sausage Penne
Makes about 6 Servings

  • Penne Pasta (1 box, I recommend using DreamFields)
  • Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage (16 oz, Jennie-O is a great brand!)
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Onion, Diced
  • 2 tsp Garlic, Minced
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes, Chopped
  • 3/4 cup Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan-Romano
  • ¼ cup Fresh Basil, Minced

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove casings from sausage. Add olive oil to pan. Add sausage and onion to pan, cook 4 minutes and crumble the sausage.
  3. Add garlic, cook additional 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in tomatoes, cook 2 minutes.
  5. Add spaghetti sauce. and simmer for 2 minutes.
  6. Layer pasta, sausage sauce and top with cheese and basil.
Note: Men will be in heaven because it has sausage in it. You don't have to tell them that it's turkey sausage :)


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