I’m running in the Des Moines half-marathon this weekend and looking for a hearty meal for Saturday night. Pasta is always a good option for tasty carbs and this recipe looks like the perfect combination of easy and healthy.
I found this recipe on Live Healthy Iowa. They have lots of great resources for healthy living.
What do you eat before a big day?
1/2 box whole wheat angel hair pasta
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.