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Stoplight Sausage Pasta

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"A colorful, light, and savory combination of peppers and sausage tossed with your favorite pasta. A perfect recipe to freshen up your weeknight dinner routine. Provides a healthy alternative to traditional red sauced pasta dishes. 'Stoplight' refers to the use of green, yellow, and red bell peppers. This dish pairs nicely with garlic breadsticks and a tossed green salad with Italian dressing."
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1 h servings 503
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir turkey sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Add mushrooms, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, onion, and garlic; cook and stir until liquid from mushrooms has evaporated and mushrooms are tender, 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Pour white wine into sausage mixture and cook until wine reduces, about 5 minutes. Add beef broth and Italian seasoning; simmer until liquid reduces by half, about 15 minutes. Stir red pepper flakes into sausage mixture and simmer for 5 minutes more.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook rigatoni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 13 minutes. Drain and transfer to a serving bowl.
  4. Spoon sausage mixture over pasta and top with Parmesan cheese.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Any variety of whole wheat pasta can be substituted for the rigatoni, if desired. Romano cheese can be substituted for the Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 503 calories; 12.2 66.2 30.2 63 970 Full nutrition

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This is delish! I appreciate that it uses whole grain pasta and turkey sausages. Even with all the veggies the kids gobbled it up! A very colourful and flavorful dish! I don't really care for gr...