1 pound turkey Italian sausage links, casing discarded
1 large onion, halved and sliced
1 medium green bell pepper, sliced
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 14-ounce can stewed tomatoes, original or Italian-style, cut up (no salt added or regular)
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce (no salt added or regular)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Grated Parmesan (optional)
COOK pasta according to package directions.
CUT sausage into 1-inch pieces and cook with onion and bell pepper in oil in large skillet on medium heat until sausage is no longer pink and vegetables tender.
ADD tomatoes, tomato sauce and seasonings; heat through.
DRAIN pasta; toss with tomato mixture; heat through.
SPRINKLE with cheese, if desired.
Nutrition information: Per 1/8 recipe: 200 calories, 100 calories from fat, 11 grams fat, 3.5 grams saturated fat, 45 milligrams cholesterol, 660 milligrams sodium, 13 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 14 grams protein.
Diabetic reminder: One cup pasta and 1/2 cup sauce equal 2 carb choices.
Reach Judy Grigoraci at ...@suddenlink.net.