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Low-Fat Turkey Sausage Marsala

This recipe is care of my special guest on Voice America this week, Nov. 8th, chef Michael Scipione. You will love this!


2 tbsp olive oil,
1 pound of spicy low fat turkey sausage (skinned),
1 yellow and  1 orange bell pepper seeded and course chopped,
1 medium Vidalia onion (small dice),
3 tbsp  of tomato paste,
1 bay leaf,
1 bundle of fresh oregano,
1½ cups of marsala wine,
6 cups low fat reduced sodium chicken stock(be sure to heat before adding to the other cooked ingredients),
1 tsp Kosher sea salt,
½ tsp course ground black pepper,
½ to 1 tsp crushed red pepper,
½ cup pepato (pecorino cheese) Heart healthy
1 lb of Barilla Plus Multi Grain penne or thin spaghetti


Add 2 tbsp of olive oil in a hot pan then add the turkey sausage (chopping into small pieces as it browns) about 4 min. Add the onions, peppers, bay leaf, salt, crushed red pepper, sauté until rendered. Stir in the tomato paste until mixed well,pour in the marsala wine, bring to a boil then a simmer until the alcohol smell dissipates, add in the chicken stock and oregano,bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for about an hour and fifteen minutes with the lid cracked,In a separate pot boil the pasta 2 minutes less than recommended,drain and add directly into the simmering mixture, stir in the pecorino and the black pepper (since the pecorino contains salt, I used it as a substitution instead of salting a second time.) Garnish with a few fresh oregano leaves.

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1 Diadra Hills April 11, 2012 at 10:05 am

This dish was absolutely delicious!!!! Mike prepared this dish for a small dinner party at my house a few months back, and my guests raved about this dish and the other dishes that Mike prepared as well. I suffer from acid reflux disease and usually when I eat food, other than when I prepare it myself,and its usually quite bland, I suffer the consequences through the night, however, after eating Mikes dinner I felt perfectly fine after dinner and through the night. My mother also suffers from this disease even more so than I do, so i called her the next morning after the dinner party to see how she was feeling and she said that she too felt perfectly fine, which is very unusual for her when she eats “out”. The healthy ingredients in this recipe truly made an enormous difference in how I felt after eating and it tasted great at the same time. There is definitely something to be said for “the sano lifestyle”! Thanks again Mike!


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