Friday, November 20, 2015

Skillet Velveeta Whole Grain Rotini and Cheese w/ Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage

Dinner Tonight: Skillet Velveeta Whole Grain Rotini and Cheese w/ Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage

Rolled out to grab the morning papers and it was a bit nippy out, about 26 degrees with a breeze. The day turned out sunny and in the 40's. Started the morning off with Simply Potatoes Hash Browns,
Eckrich Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, 1 slice Aunt Millie's Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Bad day with Dad today, did Mom's laundry for her she had her hands full today. Dad's health is getting worse every day. For lunch I made everybody Pot Roast Sandwiches for lunch, used the delicious leftovers from last night's dinner. That's one fine recipe to keep! Did some light cleaning around the house and cleaned both our cutting boards. Used a combo of Course Sea Salt and a Lemon, works great as a cleaner on cutting boards. For dinner tonight I prepared Skillet Velveeta Whole Grain Rotini and Cheese w/ Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage and Baked French Bread.

Wanted a good Comfort Food Dinner tonight and what better combination than a Skillet Velveeta Whole Grain Rotini and Cheese w/ Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage Dinner. I love Mac and Cheese but don't have it a lot due to the carbs and calories, I have Diabetes 2. But every now and then I give in to the craving and fix a bowl. I do always try to use Whole Grain or Whole Wheat Pastas.

For the Pasta I used Velveeta Whole Grain Rotini and Cheese. I don’t use a lot of mac and Cheese due to the calories and carbs but the Velveeta Whole Grain Rotini and Cheese isn’t too bad, plus every now and then doesn’t hurt. Just follow the easy instructions on the box and you are set. It's just a flat out Pasta and Cheese Comfort Food Heaven! Excellent tasting Rotini Pasta and with the Cheese, perfect. Put the lid on Sauce Pan and removed it from the heat.

Then for the Turkey Sausage I used Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage. I took one of the Sausages and cut it in to bite size pieces. I took a medium size skillet and sprayed it Pam Cooking Spray. Added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and heated it on medium heat. When the skillet was heated up I added the Turkey Sausage pieces. I cooked them about 12 minutes, stirring them frequently until browned and heated through. When the Sausage was ready I then added it to my pan of Pasta, gently stirring till mixed.

Served it in a bowl and added a few shakes of Frank's Hot Sauce. The pasta and sausage are a perfect pairing, and the Hot Sauce just kicks up a bit! Comfort Food Deluxe tonight, I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

Velveeta Whole Grain Rotini and Cheese

Velveeta Shells and Cheese

* It’s the creamiest
* Whole grain rotini pasta
* Great source of calcium
* A side dish your family will love

It’s the creamiest, creamy cheese sauce and shell pasta. Only Velveeta Whole Grain Rotini & Cheese Dinner has the rich, creamy cheese sauce that makes your everyday meals special. This product can be part of a wholesome meal and it is an excellent source of calcium and protein, and a good source of iron. Serve up the best side of dinner your family will love in Velveeta Whole Grain Rotini and Cheese Dinner. Made with the smooth, creamy Velveeta cheese sauce and 50% whole grain pasta, it’s the perfect match for any meal.

Make it tonight! Boil 6 cups water. Stir in shell pasta. Cook 8-10 min., Stirring occasionally. Note: don’t overcook pasta. Drain pasta, don’t rinse. Return it to pan. Add cheese sauce; stir. Makes about 3 servings.

Enriched Pasta Product (Whole Durum Wheat Flour, Durum Wheat Semolina Flour, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate [Iron], Thiamin Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Riboflavin [Vitamin B2], Folic Acid); Cheese Sauce (Milk, Whey, Water, Canola Oil, Milk Protein Concentrate, Sodium Phosphate, Salt, Contains Less Than 2% of Sodium Alginate, Lactic Acid, Oleoresin Paprika [Color], Natural Flavor, Cheese Culture, Enzymes, Annatto [Color], Sorbic Acid As A Preservative). Contains: Wheat, Milk.

Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage
14 oz. | Servings: 7

Try Butterball’s fully cooked Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage. Now you and your family can enjoy the great taste of hardwood-smoked lean turkey sausage with less fat than pork or beef smoked sausage. Serve with your favorite side dish for a quick and easy meal solution that always tastes great.

Wrap individual sausages in paper towels and place on a microwave-safe plate.
Microwave on High 3-1/4 minutes (1-1/2 minutes for one).
Let stand 2 minutes before serving.
**Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate.Always heat thoroughly.Grilling:Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage
Grill at medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.

Cook in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, 10 – 12 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.
Serving Size 2 oz. (51 g)
Servings Per Container 7

Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 610mg25%
Total Carbohydrates 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Iron 2%
Calcium 2%

Ingredients: Poultry Ingredients (Mechanically Separated Chicken, Mechanically Separated Turkey), Water, Corn Syrup, Salt. Contains 2% or less of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Autolyzed yeast, Dextrose, Modified Food Starch, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Phosphate, Flavorings, Potassium and Sodium Lactate.

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