Monday, March 5, 2012

Buffalo Chicken Ranch Pasta

I wanted something a little different for dinner - and I wanted pasta - but I didn't want plain ol' spaghetti tonight..... Well this is what I came up with... I saw a similar recipe, which gave me the idea - but I altered it to my own taste.  Turned out so good!  It is low in calories and high in protein -- Check it out!

2 links Buffalo Style Chicken Sausage (I used Al Fresco)
1 cup Barilla Piccolini Zucchini & Spinach Pasta wheels
2tbsp Fat Free Ranch Dressing (I used Hidden Valley)
a few strips raw green pepper (diced)
2-3tbsp onion (diced)
1/8 cup Part Skim Shredded Mozzarella (I used Great Value)

Heat frying pan over med-high heat, and cook Sausage. 
While sausage is cooking, boil water, add pasta, cook until tender, then drain.
Remove Sausages and let cool for a minute or two.  Keep stove on, and add peppers & onions to pan -- sautee until tender.
Slice sausages into 1/2 inch slices.
Put in bowl, add pepeprs, onions, and ranch dressing.  Toss to blend. 
Divy pasta up into two bowls.  Top pasta with sausage/veggie/ranch mixture. 
Divide cheese between two bowls and sprinkle on top.

258 Calories
9g Fat
27g Carbs
2g Fiber
20g Protein
811mg Sodium

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