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Spicy Sausage Pasta March 14, 2012

Filed under: Weight Watchers Recipes — delishuss @ 10:29 pm
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I got this recipe from the current Weight Watchers magazine. I used turkey sausages, I’ll be honest I thought they’d be repulsive but they are actually not too bad. It could possibly be to do with the fact that they are masked in the sauce. I got them because of the propoints value. Sausages are yum but they tend to be high in points. I like this recipe a lot and will definately try it again.  Hope you give it a go.

5 minutes prep, 20 minutes cooking time.

Serves 2 (the portions are pretty decent)

22 propoints per serving

11 propoints

 

Ingredients

Calorie controlled cooking spray

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1 red onion, sliced thinly

1/2-1 red chilli, sliced thinly

4 extra lean sausages, skins removed

1 bay leaf

350g tomatoes, chopped (I used tinned and they worked out fine)

125 garganelli or fusilli pasta

75g Weight Watchers low fat creme fraiche

Fresh parsley, chopped to garnish

 

Method

1. Mist a nonstick pan with cooking spray and add the garlic, onion and chilli. Cook over a medium heat for 3-4 minutes until slightly softened, then add the sausages and increase the heat and cook for a further 5 minutes, breaking up the sausagemeat  into small lumps.

2. Add the bay leaf and tomatoes, season and cook for 5-10 minutes, until the tomatoes have softened.

3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to pack instructions. Drain, then mix into the tomato sauce. Stir in the creme fraiche, heat through for 1 minute, then serve garnished with the parsley, if using.

 

6 Responses to “Spicy Sausage Pasta”

  1. Cat Says:

    Really grateful for your post of this – left my (already bought) WW mag in the shopping trolley yesterday when shopping for this recipe!! 🙂

    Cooking for 4 I doubled it up and used Waitrose Extra Lean Sausages which were very tasty, pan fried the meat first to start it off then added to the onion mix. The tomatoes if fresh work out to around 2 per person and I salted them a little first after chopping to pre-soften and bring out the taste. Very pleased like you with the portion sizes!

    This will be a great alternative to a non-WW sausagemeat pasta I cook with my other half, feels a bit more virtuous but still substantial enough!

    • delishuss Says:

      Hi Cat,

      Thanks for your post. Did you take the skins off the tomatoes or just throw them in? A lot of recipes say to remove them but its a bit of effort isn’t it, I’m very pro quick and simple.

      Cheers
      Grainne

      • Cat Says:

        Hi Grainne,

        Yes anything that saves time and faff is good! I didn’t remove them, they were soft enough once salted and cooked, it does give the dish a little bit more texture if you leave them on too which I like anyway!

        Cat

      • delishuss Says:

        Hi Cat,

        Do you have any our your favourite recipes that you would like to share?

        Thanks

        Grainne

      • Cat Says:

        I do have a few recipes I could share, I’m more of a baker so have got a few cakes and bakes I can put up there too. Not got a wordpress account but may set myself up!

        Cat

      • delishuss Says:

        Hi Cat,
        If you want to email your recipes to me, I will post them.
        Thanks
        Grainne


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