Italian-Style Turkey Sausage


Makes 5 servings


1 pound lean turkey Italian sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 can (about 15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup meatless pasta sauce
1 medium green bell pepper, cut into strips
1 small onion, halved and sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Hot cooked rice (optional)
Chopped fresh basil (optional)


  1. Brown sausage in large nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring to break up meat. Drain fat.
  2. Place sausage, beans, pasta sauce, bell pepper, onion, salt and black pepper in 3-quart slow cooker. Cover; cook on LOW 4 to 6 hours.
  3. Serve with rice, if desired. Garnish with basil.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: about 1 cup sausage mixture (without rice)
Sodium 83 mg
Protein 3 g
Fiber 1 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Cholesterol <1 mg
Saturated Fat <1 g
Total Fat <2 g
Calories from Fat 16 %
Calories 323

Dietary Exchange

Meat 4
Starch 3
Fat 2

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