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Fettuccini with Spicy Chicken Sausage and Pear

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 30 min.
This recipe puts a spin on a traditional Italian dish with chicken sausage and crunchy sticks of fresh pear. Buon appetito!

Ingredients

  • 12 oz fettuccini pasta
  • 1 lb spicy chicken sausage links, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 red Anjou pear, cored and cut into matchstick slices
  • 1/2 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Prepare fettuccini according to package instructions. Meanwhile, in large sauté pan over medium heat, sauté sausage in olive oil until thoroughly cooked and browned. Remove sausage from pan and set aside.
  • Add peppers to pan and sauté until slightly tender. Add pears to pan and sauté until heated through but still crisp. Remove peppers and pears and set aside.
  • Add wine to the pan and bring to a boil, scraping the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Continue to boil until reduced by half. Add sausage, peppers, and pears to the wine sauce and toss to coat.
  • In a large serving bowl, toss the freshly prepared pasta with the sausage mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 495
  Calories from Fat 148 (30%)
(25%)Total Fat 16g
(28%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
(33%)Cholesterol 98mg
(38%)Sodium 917mg
(13%)Potassium 447mg
Total Carbohydrate 56g
(12%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 6g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(43%)Protein 21g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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