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Thread: Pasta Jambalaya ~ 5 Points

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    Hi all,

    I made this one for dinner over the weekend and it was a hit with DH! He loves anything with keilbasa in it! It was a little spicy, so if you are spice-sensitive, I would reduce the cajun seasoning a bit.

    Pasta Jambalaya
    Courtesy of: Cooking Light
    Servings: 8 (1 cup servings)
    Points Per Serving: 5

    Ingredients
    Cooking spray
    1/2 cup diced onion
    1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
    1 garlic clove, minced
    1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
    1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
    1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
    3 ounces turkey kielbasa, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
    7 cups hot cooked penne (about 3 cups uncooked tube-shaped pasta)
    1/2 cup (2 ounces) pre-shredded 4-cheese Mexican recipe blend cheese (such as Sargento)

    Directions

    Place a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Add seasoning; sauté 1 minute. Add beans, tomatoes, and kielbasa; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes or until thick. Combine bean mixture and pasta in a large bowl. Top with cheese.

    Nutrition Facts (per Serving):
    263 calories
    43.9 g carbohydrates
    12 mg cholesteral
    4.3 g fat
    419 mg sodium
    11.7 g protein
    86 g calcium
    3.7 g iron
    3.8 g fiber

    Enjoy!
    Christine
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    I've been looking at this recipe in the Light Cooking Magazine. Now that it has a ringing endosment I'll give it a try. Thanks.

    HockeyMom
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