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20 minutes
4 servings
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dairy-free
(?)
Has dairy from:
butter
gluten-free
(?)
Has gluten from:
fusilli (dry)
kid friendly
has meat
(?)
Has meat from:
chicken apple sausage link
has pasta
(?)
Has pasta from:
fusilli (dry)
has seafood
mediterranean
vegan
(?)
Not vegan due to:
fusilli (dry)
butter
chicken apple sausage link
vegetarian
(?)
Not vegetarian due to:
chicken apple sausage link
pescetarian
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Not pescetarian due to:
chicken apple sausage link
paleo
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Not paleo due to:
fusilli (dry)
This recipe has no customizations.
 
Nutrition to Balance
This recipe has Calories as 97.5% and Fiber as 97.0% (as a percentage of RDA).
 
You'll likely need to take these into account today to balance out your diet.
 
Nutrition Rating Details
Here are the percentages used to determine the nutritional rating for this recipe:
• Calcium: 2.8% of RDA
• Calories: 97.5% of RDA
• Carbs: 68.4% of RDA
• Fat (total lipid): 70.2% of RDA
• Fiber: 97.0% of RDA
• Fructose: 5.9% of RDA
• Protein: 45.7% of RDA
• Sodium: 39.5% of RDA
• Sugar: 18.8% of RDA
• Vitamin A (IU): 175% of RDA
• Vitamin B6: 33.3% of RDA
• Vitamin C: 38.2% of RDA
• Iron: 7.4% of RDA
• Magnesium: 70.0% of RDA
• Manganese: 21.9% of RDA
• Niacin: 49.6% of RDA
• Potassium: 25.5% of RDA
• Zinc: 22.7% of RDA
If any nutritional component is greater than 75% of RDA (or any vitamin/mineral is greater than 600% of RDA), the recipe gets a “Nutrition to Balance” rating.
Whether this matters for your diet depends mostly on what other foods you consume today.
 
INGREDIENTS
Amount
Measure
Ingredient
 
16
ounces, weight
can use any type of shaped pasta (farfalle, fusilli, rotini, strozzapreti, etc).
 
1/4
cups
 
1/4
cups
 
2
cloves
minced.
 
1
whole
small, sliced.
 
1
whole
small, sliced.
 
1
whole
small, sliced.
 
1/2
cups
 
4
whole
sliced. can use diced ham in place of sausage if desired.
 
 
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PREPARATION
1.
Prepare pasta according to package directions.
2.
While pasta is cooking, heat about 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet and cook sausage until well browned. Remove sausage from pan and drain drippings. Or, leave drippings in the pan for more flavor.
3.
Add remaining olive oil and butter or margarine to pan and saute garlic over medium heat until just soft, being careful not to blacken it. Add vegetables and cook until just tender.
4.
Return sausage to pan and heat through. Add salt and pepper to taste.
5.
Toss with pasta and serve. Or, serve on top of pasta, drizzled with oil from the pan.
NOTES, TIPS, TRICKS, HINTS, ETC:
1.
Can top with freshly grated parmesan if desired.
2.
Other options: green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, mushrooms, black olives, cherry tomatoes.
THIS RECIPE CAN BE CUSTOMIZED
1.
Make it Gluten Free!
 
A gluten-free variant of this recipe can be made. Just substitute gluten-free fusilli (dry) for fusilli (dry).
2.
Make it Dairy Free!
 
A dairy-free variant of this recipe can be made. Just substitute Earth Balance Natural Buttery Stick for butter.
3.
Make it Wheat Free!
 
A wheat-free variant of this recipe can be made. Just substitute gluten-free fusilli (dry) for fusilli (dry).
 
NUTRITION
This recipe has the following nutrient totals:
Calories 1463
Protein 38.5 g
Carbohydrates 141 g
Iron 1.32 mg
Fiber 20.4 g
Calcium 28.4 mg
(plus many more nutrients)
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