Dreamfields Rustic Sausage and Angel Hair
From the kitchen of Dreamfields Pasta. Spicy and savory, this dish will spark your taste buds!
Makes 4 servings, about 1 3/4 cups each
1/2 box Dreamfields Angel Hair or Spaghetti
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 pound hot turkey Italian sausage, casings removed, crumbled
3/4 pound fresh baby Portobello, cremini or white mushrooms, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1 cup coarsely chopped bell pepper (any color or a combination)
1/2 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning blend
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to pan.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook about 5 minutes until sausage is cooked through, stirring frequently.
- Add mushrooms, bell pepper and Italian seasoning. Reduce heat to medium; continue cooking, 3 to 4 minutes until mushrooms begin to soften, stirring frequently. Stir in tomatoes; cook 5 to 7 minutes until desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
- To serve, spoon sauce over pasta and toss. Or, add pasta to skillet with sauce and toss. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.
Nutritional Information (1/4 of recipe)
19 g protein
47 g total carbohydrates
10 g total fat
3 g saturated fat
32 mg cholesterol
716 mg sodium
8 g total dietary fiber
For more information go to www.DreamfieldsFoods.com.
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For many people, having 3 or 4 servings of a carb choice at each meal and 1 or 2 servings at snacks is about right. Keep an eye on your total number of servings. For example, if you choose to have dessert, cut back on potatoes.
Round out your meals with a serving of:
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Along with exercise and medications (insulin or oral diabetes pills), nutrition is important for good diabetes management. By eating well-balanced meals in the correct amounts, you can keep your blood glucose level as close to normal (non-diabetes level) as possible.
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