I don’t eat a whole lot of pasta. It’s not that I don’t like it. It’s just I prefer to eat more fruit, vegetables, beans, healthy fats, and lean meat. When I do eat pasta though, it’s always from whole grain carbohydrates like the ones you’ll find in this healthy pasta recipe.
I used whole wheat spaghetti in this recipe. You can substitute whole wheat linguine, mostacioli, etc. if it suits your fancy. Toss in some sauteed peppers and onions, chicken sausage, parmesan cheese, and a little fennel, oregano, marjoram, and you have yourself a delicious and healthy pasta recipe.
- 3 oz. whole wheat spaghetti
- 1/2 onion
- 1/2 red pepper
- 1 T + 1 T olive oil
- 1 chicken or turkey sausage link
- 1/2 tsp. fennel
- 1/2 tsp. oregano
- 1/4 tsp. marjoram
- 1/8 tsp. salt
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for about 10 minutes, until al dente. Drain, rinse, and set aside. Chop onion and peppers and cook over medium heat in a frying pan with 1 T olive oil. Remove the vegetables and cook the chicken sausage for 4-5 minutes/side. Cut chicken sausage into half-inch pieces. Add pasta, remaining 1 T of olive oil, onions, peppers, sausage, fennel, oregano, marjoram, and salt to saucepan and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Top with parmesan cheese and serve.
390 calories, 20 g fat, 38 g carbs (5.5 g fiber), 15 g protein, 509 mg sodium