Asparagus, Sausage and Pepper Pasta (#1996)

Serves
Ready
4
1
Hours
Prep
Cook
20
Minutes
40
Minutes
Categories
Pastas Pork Sausage Main Low Fat
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 cups Onions yellow, finely chopped
  • 4 Garlic Cloves finely chopped
  • 2 Green Bell Peppers diced
  • 2 Sweet Yellow Bell Peppers diced
  • 2 pounds Turkey Sausage links
  • 1 cup White Wine
  • 28 oz Canned Tomatoes italian plum
  • 2 tsp Oregano dried, or 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes crushed
  • 2 pounds Pasta, Rigatoni
  • 1 pound Asparagus

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in medium-size saucepan.
  2. Sauté onions and garlic until onions are transparent and garlic is slightly browned.
  3. Add red and yellow peppers and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until peppers begin to soften.
  4. Set aside.
  5. In a large, heavy - bottomed pot, brown sausages, one pound at a time, cooking each batch approximately 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from pot, drain on paper towel, and cut into 1 /4-inch slices.
  7. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of fat from pot and, over medium heat, stir in white wine, mixing well with scrapings from bottom of the pot.
  8. Add onion, garlic and pepper mixture.
  9. Stir in plum tomatoes, oregano, black pepper, crushed red-pepper flakes and sausage slices.
  10. Simmer uncovered for 25 minutes.
  11. Boil water for rigatoni and begin cooking it.
  12. In the last 8 minutes of the cooking time for the sauce, add asparagus and continue to simmer 8 minutes, or until asparagus is tender.
  13. Drain rigatoni and serve with sauce.
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