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Sweetpotato and Turkey Sausage Pasta

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound fussili pasta
  • 1 pound smoked turkey sausage links
  • 2 medium sweetpotatoes, peeled and julienned
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 15- ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • In a large pot of boiling water, cook fussili; drain and set aside.
  • Remove casings from sausage and brown in a large sauté pan until cooked thoroughly and crumbly.
  • Stir in sweetpotatoes, red pepper, scallions and garlic and continue to cook another 5 minutes until vegetables are just tender.
  • Add canned tomatoes, heavy cream, salt and white pepper; bring to a boil to thicken cream.
  • Combine with cooked pasta; spoon into a casserole.
  • Bake in oven until golden brown on top, about 30 minutes.
Number of servings (yield): 6-8