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Italian Sausage Deliciousness: Who Says Healthy Can't Be Yummy?
Italian Sausage Deliciousness: Who Says Healthy Can't Be Yummy?

Just because something is healthy, it doesn't mean it can't also be rich and satisfying. Case in point: today's recipe. 

Who doesn't love some sausage and peppers in a zesty tomato sauce? A big bowl of it, with crusty garlic bread... Mmm, I'm in heaven. But who needs all that fat, right? I certainly don't. Which is why I have made this classically luscious dish into a heart-healthy, you-don't-need-to-go-running-tomorrow, it's-ok-to-eat-some-more mound of comforting deliciousness. Not to mention, it's really easy to make... 

April Showers Bring Italian Sausage and Pepper Stew:

1 (14 oz) can of diced tomatoes. Fresh tomatoes will do too, just chop 'em up. 

1/2 bag of frozen peppers and onions mix. Again, if you got fresh ones, dice away, but I find this easier. 

2-3 cloves of garlic, diced or grated

1 lb of Hot Italian Poultry Sausage. Chicken or turkey will do.

A few handfuls of baby spinach

Splash of Balsamic Vinegar

Salt & pepper to taste

 

Brown sausage in a little oil over medium-high heat, crumbling it up with a spoon. If you got links, slice the casing open with a knife and squeeze out the meat. Add garlic, veggies and vinegar. You can add any veggies you have on hand too. For example, I had some left over pureed butternut squash, so I threw it in there. It adds fiber and vitamin A, and nobody could even tell. Simmer for about 20 minutes, add salt and pepper to taste. Add the handfuls of baby spinach last and let it wilt for a few minutes. Serve over pasta, or with some garlic bread... And forget about all that rain and wind outside!

 

 

 

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