Don't compromise on the nutrition in your comfort foods! You can have it all with this hearty entree. Chicken sausage and parmesan cheese offer up a lighter protein than many pasta dishes, while whole-grain rotini adds much needed fiber.
1 box (13¼ ounces) whole-grain rotini
1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1 pound chicken sausage, sliced
1 cup leeks, thinly sliced
1 cup green onions, thinly sliced
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
1 cup chicken stock
¼ cup parsley chopped
6 leaves from tarragon sprigs, chopped
1 cup Romano cheese grated
Parmesan-Romano cheese (optional)
Prepare rotini using package directions. Drain and transfer to large bowl.
In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook sausage 2–3 minutes, or until well browned.
Add leeks, onions and mushrooms; cook until tender. Add chicken stock and simmer 3–5 minutes, or until hot.
Fold sausage mixture into warm pasta. Add parsley, tarragon and Romano cheese; toss again. Top with Parmesan-Romano cheese, if desired.