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Healthy Recipe: Macaroni with Sausage & Ricotta

by | Dec 23, 2019

This quick and healthy pasta recipe serves six. You can use any tubular pasta with it to satisfy the need for yummy comfort food.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons finely chopped yellow onion
  • 6 ounces mild pork sausage, casings removed
  • 1 14-ounce can no-salt-added whole peeled tomatoes, chopped, with their juice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt plus 1 tablespoon, divided
  • 12 ounces thin tube-shaped pasta, such as pasta al ceppo
  • 6 tablespoons part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Steps

  1. Put 2 quarts of water on to boil in a large pot.
  2. Meanwhile, combine oil, onion and sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring and crumbling the sausage with a spoon, until the onion is golden, 4 to 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt; cook until the tomatoes have reduced and separated from the oil, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon salt to the boiling water, stir in pasta and cook according to package instructions until just tender.
  4. Just before the pasta is done, return the sauce to medium-low heat. Add ricotta and basil and stir until combined. When the pasta is done, drain well and toss with the sauce and Parmigiano. Serve at once.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 362

Fat: 12g

Cholesterol: 16mg

Sodium: 441mg

Carbohydrates: 48g

Fiber: 3g

Protein: 15g

Potassium 276mg

From AARP