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Mona Lisa Pasta

Turkey Italian sausage, fresh rosemary, fresh mushrooms and pesto make this a very flavorful dish.



  1. Slice Italian sausage and brown in deep frying pan, remove from pan and drain on paper towel.
  2. Boil pasta noodles until done, drain and rinse. Put both aside until later.
  3. Add onions, peppers, garlic and olive oil to pan and simmer until onions are clear.
  4. Add rosemary and mushrooms and simmer until mushrooms are soft.
  5. Add sausage and noodles to mixture. Combined well.
  6. Add pesto and combine thoroughly.
  7. Cook for 5-7 minutes until all ingredients are mixed well and flavors have combined.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
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No this is a South Beach Phase 2 or 3 Recipe.
22 Feb 08 by member: mklida
Six points per serving. For weight watchers and to get more bulk per serving, I may increase the penne and try it with half the amount of italian sausage. Sounds great though.
06 Apr 08 by member: cogbilc
This recipe was delicious. My husband and I made it together. He'd like a little more pasta, too. We used ground turkey which was all we had. I think the turkey sausage links were probably more flavorful. I didn't want to add too much salt to the ground turkey. Thanks so much, "mklida", for this recipe. We will be making it, again.
01 Feb 11 by member: In the Palms


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Nutrition summary:

There are 281 calories in 1 serving of Mona Lisa Pasta.
Calorie break-down: 43% fat, 29% carbs, 28% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 123
Calories 281
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 13.7g 21%
  Saturated Fat 0.55g 3%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.523g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 2.502g  
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 1056mg 44%
Potassium 428mg  
Total Carbohydrate 20.64g 7%
  Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%
  Sugars 5.76g  
Protein 20.48g  
Vitamin A 46% Vitamin C 465%
Calcium 17% Iron 260%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
of RDI*
(281 calories)
14% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (29%)
Fat (43%)
Protein (28%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories