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Country Kielbasa and Vegetables

Country Kielbasa and Vegetables

Country Kielbasa and Vegetables

If you crave pasta and sausage, look no further. The slow-cooked flavors and heated dose of hot pepper sauce in this home-style dish will hit the spot!


Makes 4 servings


Nonstick cooking spray
8 ounces turkey kielbasa sausage, cut into 1/8-inch rounds
1 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1 can (16 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2 cup uncooked orzo pasta
1/3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
2 teaspoons olive oil
Hot pepper sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat over high heat until hot. Add sausage; cook and stir 10 to 15 minutes or until sausage is brown. Add onion, pepper and celery; cook an additional 3 minutes.
  2. Spoon into 1-1/2-quart casserole. Add tomatoes, orzo, water and thyme; cover. Bake 1 hour, stirring after 30 minutes, or until heated through. Add olive oil; stir to combine. Let stand, covered, 10 minutes before serving. Serve with hot pepper sauce.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/4 of total recipe
Sodium 691 mg
Protein 16 g
Fiber 3 g
Carbohydrate 36 g
Cholesterol 38 mg
Saturated Fat 2 g
Total Fat 7 g
Calories from Fat 24 %
Calories 260

Dietary Exchange

Meat 1
Vegetable 2
Starch 1-1/2
Fat 1

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