Sausage and Tomato Pasta

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Extra Easy – 1.5 syns per serving

Sausage and Tomato Pasta
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Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 6 low fat sweet Italian turkey sausages (6 syns)*
  • 1 red onion, halved and sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 orange pepper, sliced
  • 1 zucchini (courgette), grated
  • 500g of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup (240ml) of stock
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of Mediterranean herbs
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 250g of uncooked pasta (I used Cellentani)
  • olive oil spray
  • fresh Italian parsley
Instructions
  1. Remove skins from the sausages, and then slice into chunks.
  2. Spray a large frying pan with olive oil spray and fry the sausage meat until lightly golden, remove and set aside.
  3. Add the onion, garlic and peppers and fry for about 5 mins
  4. Add the crushed tomatoes, stock, balsamic vinegar, herbs and black pepper to taste.
  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, add back the sausage and grated zucchini and simmer on low for approx 30 mins, sauce should reduce down and thicken.
  6. In the meantime, place you pasta into a saucepan of boiling hot water and cook till al dente. Drain and then stir into the sausage and tomato and stir to evenly mix.
  7. Serve topped with chopped Italian parsley.
  8. If you have a HEa spare, you can also top with the some grated Parmesan.

 

NOTE:  Syn value will vary depending on type of sausages, so be sure to check the syn value of the ones you use.

 

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The recipe above has been calculated for Slimming World, however for those of you following the Weight Watchers plan or another calorie controlled type diet. Below is the approx nutritional information:

 

Approx NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

per serving  (without parmesan)

Calories

462

Fat

10.6g

Saturated Fat

2.9g

Total Carbohydrate

63.9g

Dietary Fibre

7.9g

Sugars

13.8g

Protein

            29.2g

 

 

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  • http://twitter.com/mrsjmsimpson Julie Simpson

    Lovely recipe. The sauce was amazing. Definitely one to repeat.