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How to Make Turkey Sausage - a Healthy Choice

Updated on January 15, 2011
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By Special Request from my Best Friend

Hi again everyone,

As some of you may be seeing, a lot of encouragement and inspiration comes from my best friend.

She asked me to please post my sausage recipe, so here it is:

INGREDIENTS

1 or 2 pkgs of turkey sausage (Shady Brook Farms is good, if it's in your area) there are approximately 8 to 10 sausages in one pkg, use accordingly

vegetable oil

1 cup sliced zucchini, skin on

1 cup mushrooms, sliced or chopped

1/2 large onion and/or 1 bunch of scallions (preferably scallions, sliced or chopped)

1 each, green, red and yellow peppers, sliced

2 large (not huge) cans of salt-free tomato sauce

1 or 2 cloves of fresh garlic (optional)

1/2 lb pasta (your choice, cooked to your liking)

A few sprinkles of salt, pepper and garlic powder or garlic salt (to your taste, but if using fresh garlic, eliminate the garlic powder and/or garlic salt)

Preparation

In a large skillet, pour in a vegetable oil, (Crisco is my favorite) enough to coat the bottom of the pan

Add turkey sausages and brown over a low to medium heat, stirring occasionally

Add onions or scallions, stir, let simmer for about 5 minutes on a low heat

Add all the remaining ingredients, cover and simmer on low heat for 20/25 minutes

While this is simmering, prepare the pasta, drain

Serve over the pasta of your choice

Serve along with a nice salad, good crusty bread, and enjoy!

Simple, non-fattening, and economical!

Variations can be made to the above, if you don't care for the vegetables or spices listed, add what you like. Invent, be creative! I promise you'll enjoy!

The beauty of this recipe is it is healthy, colorful, and tasty. This was my own creation based on my wanting to start eating healthy on my own, without relying on the kazillion diets that are out there. I suppose it would have worked had I continued in this vein, but alas,,,,I fell back into my old habits. I am sure though, if I take my time and consciously purchase foods that are healthy, I can dream up some other wonderful dishes. Time will tell :)

So, Sally, this one's for you! Enjoy!

 

 

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    • trish1048 profile imageAUTHOR

      trish1048 

      10 years ago

      HAHAHAHAHA,,,,,,,,what Annemaeve said! LOL

      LY both,,,

      Patty

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      annemaeve 

      10 years ago from Philly Burbs

      I'm not ganging, I'm just being opportunistic.

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      Sherri 

      10 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      No fair ganging up on me!

    • trish1048 profile imageAUTHOR

      trish1048 

      10 years ago

      LOL Anne,,,,well, next time I come visit your mom, we'll just have to have HER make it :)

      love, Patty

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      annemaeve 

      10 years ago from Philly Burbs

      Ok, I am sooooo in with whoever makes this sausage next . Trish, it's midnight and I should go to bed, and all I can think about is this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing.

    • trish1048 profile imageAUTHOR

      trish1048 

      10 years ago

      Wow! thanks so much!! I am very flattered, and don't know what else to say LOL,,,

      Glad you liked it though :)

      Patty

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      Roberta Kyle 

      10 years ago from Central New Jersey

      Just had to let you know I tried this dish last night, with wholegrain pasta--yum! Thanks for sharing it.

    • trish1048 profile imageAUTHOR

      trish1048 

      10 years ago

      LOL, you are more than welcome, my dear friend.  My next visit, this better be on your menu, as I want to see how it turned out for your first attempt :)

      ly, Patty

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      Sherri 

      10 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Thank goodness! I really miss this dish. I haven't had it in a long time. And I know it's so easy to make, because I've seen you do it. Thanks so much, Patty.

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