Real Men Cook: JiveTurkey Pasta

June 13, 2011 6:19:52 AM PDT
Recipe from Real Men Cook

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 pound turkey Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 cans (28oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 12 oz. whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 can (6oz.) tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 cup shredded smoked cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup sliced yellow squash
  • 1 cup sliced zucchini

Heat oil in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat. Crumble turkey sausage into pan; discard casings. Add onion, green bell peppers, and garlic; cook for 8 minutes stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, creole seasoning, oregano, crushed pepper, and bbq sauce; bring to a simmer. Simmer uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Add mushrooms, zucchini and squash and simmer for 5 minutes until vegetables are tender. Serve over hot cooked pasta; sprinkle with cheddar cheese.

Makes 6 servings


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