Sunday, January 2, 2011

Rotini with Italian Turkey Sausage Ragu

1 lb. rotini pasta, cooked according to package directions ($.69)
1 lb. ground turkey ($1.39)
2 T. Italian sausage seasoning ($.20)
1 medium onion, chopped fine ($.10)
1 red or orange bell pepper, chopped fine ($.25)
1 can crushed tomatoes with basil ($.99)
2 tsp. minced garlic ($.10)
1 T. basil ($.10)
1 tsp. oregano ($.05)
2 tsp. parsley (for garnish) ($.10)

In a large, nonstick skillet, brown ground turkey with Italian sausage seasoning. Add minced onion and garlic and cook until onion is fork tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomatoes and bell pepper, add all remaining seasonings except parsley.

Bring sauce to a gentle simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, simmer 8-10 minutes. Add cooked pasta to sauce, toss to coat well. Top with parsley.

Serve with parmesan, salad, and garlic bread.

Yields = 5-6 servings
Cost: $3.97
Cost per serving: $.80

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