Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Quick and Low Calorie Pasta

This Quick and Low Calorie Pasta recipe I often make, is simple quick and very easy.  At times we just get bored of eating the same old bland chicken so we substitute that with smoked chicken sausage. I prefer to use the chicken sausage to keep the dish in the low calorie range. This dish has quite a bit of greens so I don't feel the guilt of not eating any vegetables.

Ingredients: Quick and Low Calorie Pasta (serves 2)
  • 1/4 packet Whole Wheat or Regular Angel Hair Pasta
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion
  • 1 Medium Sized Zuchini
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • Chicken Sausage cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
Boil water in a large pot, and salt it generously. Once the water starts boiling, add the pasta. I add a few drops of olive oil so that the pasta does not stick. While the pasta is getting cooked heat a pan and put 1 tbsp of olive oil. Start frying the onions by adding some salt, add the sausage and fry them together on medium high heat. Add the remaining vegetables and garlic and the other herbs and saute them until they are tender.

Strain the pasta once done and mix with the vegetable and sausage and serve hot. You can add liittle bit of the pasta water if it gets dry while mixing. Sprinkle parmesan cheese and its ready to eat. It took me roughly 15 minutes to get the dinner ready and it also tasted delicious.


  1. Salivating at the sheer sight ..... just waiting for an idle day to try ... will definitely share the credit with you ...

  2. Thanks, give it a try and I am sure you will love it..


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