Sausage and Peppers Pasta Makeover
½ lb. dry WHOLE WHEAT linguine (feel free to substitute penne pasta)
1 package chicken or turkey Italian sausage links
3 bell peppers (I like to use red, yellow/orange, and green), sliced into strips
3 vine ripened tomatoes, chopped
Pinch of red pepper flakes
½ cup fresh Parmesan Cheese, divided
½ tablespoon fresh chopped basil
Cook pasta as instructed on package.
While pasta is cooking, slice sausage in diagonal, lengthwise strips and cook with peppers in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat until sausage is heated through, about 5-6 minutes, and peppers are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes and red pepper flakes; stir and cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 5 to 6 min. until tomatoes are softened, stirring occasionally. Drain the pasta and add to skillet with ¼ cup of the cheese; mix lightly. Sprinkle with remaining cheese (optional).