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Bow Ties with Sausage and Sweet Peppers

Bow Ties with Sausage and Sweet PeppersGather bright, colorful sweet peppers from your garden or the farmer's market for this spicy pasta dish.

Recipe Ingredients:

8 ounces dried bow-tie pasta
3/4 pound fresh spicy Italian sausage links
2 medium red and/or green sweet peppers, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1/2 cup vegetable broth or beef broth
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/4 cup snipped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, cut the sausage into 1-inch pieces. In a large skillet, cook sausage and sweet peppers over medium-high heat until sausage is brown. Drain off fat.
  2. Add broth and black pepper to skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. When pasta is cooked, drain well. Toss pasta with sausage mixture and snipped parsley.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): 397, total fat: 18g, saturated fat: 6g, cholesterol: 94mg, sodium: 713mg, carbohydrate: 38g, fiber: 3g, protein: 24g.

Dietary Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 3 vegetable, 2 high-fat meat.

Recipe and photograph provided by Better Homes and Gardens - a member of the Home and Family Network for the best of cooking, gardening, decorating and more. © 2003 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.