Lauren Kelly Nutritionist

Better Health, Better Food, Better You

Whole Grain Pasta, Turkey Sausage and Veggies in White Wine Garlic Sauce

on February 9, 2012

Craving some comfort food?  How about pasta? (it always comforts me when I need it)  Opt for whole grain pasta to add fiber.  Try adding whatever veggies you have in your fridge to pack a bigger nutritional punch.  This is so versatile, cater to foods that you like.  I just sliced up some grilled turkey sausage to add some protein and VOILA!!

Penne, Turkey Sausage and Veggies in White Wine Garlic Sauce

1 box of Whole Grain Penne (I used Barilla Plus)

1 package of lean sweet turkey or chicken sausage (I used turkey)

1 bunch of asparagus

1 pint organic grape tomatoes (sliced in half)

1 package of organic baby spinach

1 package of sliced mushrooms

2 or 3 garlic cloves, crushed

1/2 cup dry white wine (or vermouth)

1/2 cup low sodium organic chicken stock

2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon italian seasoning (blend of garlic, oregano, basil)

1 tablespoon fresh shaved parmesan

pinch of salt and pepper

  1. Cook pasta according to instructions.
  2. Place chopped garlic and 1 tablespoon of olive oil in pan and let simmer for 1-2 minutes and low-medium heat.  Add chopped asparagus, tomatoes, mushrooms and sautee for a few minutes until they get tender.  Add baby spinach and sautee a few more minutes until spinach is soft.  Sprinkle with italian seasonings and stir until blended.
  3. Add wine and chicken stock, stir and lower heat.  Let simmer for a few minutes.
  4. While veggies are simmering, take out a grill pan and place 1 tablespoon olive oil and grill sausages ntil no longer pink.  Remove casings if you like.
  5. When penne is done, remove from heat, drain and add to veggie mixture.  Stir and remain on low heat.  Add sliced sausage and stir until well blended.  Sprinkle parmesan on top.  ENJOY !:)   Makes 6 servings.  Isn’t it pretty???? 🙂

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 106
Total Fat 11.7g
Saturated Fat 2.2g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 416mg
Total Carbohydrates 33.6g
Dietary Fiber 6.3g
Sugars 3.8g
Protein 16.3g

*Nutritional information provided by, not guaranteed 100% accurate


5 responses to “Whole Grain Pasta, Turkey Sausage and Veggies in White Wine Garlic Sauce

  1. De Bora Thompson says:

    Great recipes. Please keep them coming. I need much comfort.

  2. amee4013 says:

    Lauren, this is a great one dish meal! I love when all the food groups are in one pan. Easy clean up and super fast! Thanks for sharing on Fit and Fabulous! Hope to see you again this weekend. 🙂

  3. Cherins Allyson says:

    Making this tonight, even though there’s meat in it! 😉 Yum!

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