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Fusilli with Lentils, Sausage & Tomatoes


From EatingWell:  January/February 1999

A can of lentil soup is a the basis for this quick pasta dish.

6 servings, about 1 1/3 cups each | Active Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes



  1. Put a large pot of salted water on to boil.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and cook, breaking up clumps with a fork, until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Add lentil soup and tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in basil (or parsley) and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook pasta until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Toss with sauce and serve.


Per serving : 473 Calories; 8 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 17 mg Cholesterol; 79 g Carbohydrates; 21 g Protein; 12 g Fiber; 837 mg Sodium; 346 mg Potassium

4 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 3 1/2 starch, 1/2 lean meat, 1/2 medium-fat meat