This easy to make, comforting dish will keep you warm on a cold day.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting any salt or oil. Drain; set aside.

  • Meanwhile, in a very large skillet cook sausage, eggplant, mushrooms, sweet pepper, onion and garlic over medium heat until sausage is browned and vegetables are just tender, stirring to break up sausage as it cooks. Drain off any fat and discard. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, dried basil, dried oregano, salt and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in fresh basil and fresh oregano.

  • In a very large bowl stir together pasta and sausage mixture. Spoon mixture into a 3-quart baking dish.

  • Bake, covered, for 35 to 40 minutes or until heated through. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted.


Tips: For a less spicy pasta dish, use half regular ground turkey and half Italian turkey sausage.

Nutrition Facts

253.6 calories; protein 16.8g 34% DV; carbohydrates 30.1g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 3.2g 13% DV; sugars 5.5g; fat 7.1g 11% DV; saturated fat 2.7g 13% DV; cholesterol 2mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 1051.7IU 21% DV; vitamin c 28.6mg 48% DV; folate 3.2mcg 1% DV; calcium 129.5mg 13% DV; iron 1.6mg 9% DV; magnesium 27.6mg 10% DV; potassium 291.3mg 8% DV; sodium 491.8mg 20% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 30% DV.

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This was excellent! Super easy to make and healthy too. I used Barilla ProteinPlus Penne pasta in mine because I always have some on hand and I couldn't find the pasta listed in the recipe ingredients. I also used regular Italian blend cheese because that's what is available in my area. It's very difficult to find reduced fat cheese and I refuse to do fat-free cheese. I find it fat free cheese to be gross. It's so filling and I love all the veggies in it. Read More