Weight Watchers Sausage and Penne with Vodka-Tomato Sauce

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Weight Watchers Sausage and Penne with Vodka-Tomato Sauce

Weight Watchers Sausage and Penne with Vodka-Tomato  Sauce

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces penne pasta
  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 (9-ounce) package fully cooked Mediterranean-style chicken sausage, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (14½-ounce) can Italian-seasoned diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon vodka
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 3 tablespoons grated Pecorino Romano cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions, omitting the salt, if desired.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, turning occasionally, until browned, about 4 minutes. Transfer the sausage to a plate.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in the same skillet. Add the onion and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and vodka; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, about 2 minutes. Add the sausage and milk; simmer until heated through, about 2 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the cheese. Serve with the pasta.

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