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Linguine with Turkey Sausage and Peppers

This classic Italian combination is made light and bright with turkey sausage and yellow bell peppers. Arugula gives the dish a peppery taste.

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  • Servings: 6

Source: Everyday Food, March 2004

Ingredients

  • 1 pound linguine
  • 1 pound turkey sausage, casings removed
  • 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 4 yellow (or red) bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons arugula, torn
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper, for seasoning

Directions

  1. Cook linguine. Drain, reserving 1 1/2 cups pasta water; return pasta to pot.

  2. Meanwhile, cook sausage and 2 tablespoons water in a large covered nonstick skillet over medium until fat renders, 5 minutes. Uncover; raise heat to medium-high. Brown sausage, breaking it up with a spoon, 7 minutes.

  3. Add garlic, bell peppers, and 1/4 cup reserved pasta water; cook until peppers soften, 6 minutes. Add 3/4 cup pasta water and butter; swirl to combine.

  4. Transfer to pot. Add arugula; season with salt and pepper. Toss; add more pasta water as desired. Serve.

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