I have another new recipe to share with you. This one is super easy. So easy that my 9 year old girl child made it.
Recipe originates from this book
I have made several other recipes from this book that I love. I have shared them throughout this blog.
Let's get cooking...
Spicy Sausage and Penne
1 cup uncooked penne pasta
1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
1/2 lb smoked turkey sausage, cut into 1/4 pieces
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/4 cup fat free milk
1/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
In a large sauce pan, cook pasta according to package directions, adding the frozen vegetables during the last 6 minutes of cooking. Drain when done.
In another large non stick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown sausage, remove from skillet and keep warm. In a small bowl, combine flour, garlic powder, mustard and pepper flakes; gradually whisking in milk until smooth.
Add milk mixture to the same skillet you used to cook the sausage; bring to a boil stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
Combine all elements and add cheese. Stir until cheese has melted through.
Side note: If serving to children I would omit the red pepper flakes. My children ate the meal but complained a little. Images were taken on my mobile phone, apologies for the poor quality.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 228 calories, 5 g fat ( 2 g saturated fat) 42 mg cholesterol, 650 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 18 g protein.