1/3 c vegetable oil
6 lbs SMOKED TURKEY SAUSAGE, cut into 1/8-inch slices
2 lbs fresh fennel bulbs, sliced thin
5 c canned diced tomatoes
1-1/2 lbs small pasta (stars, orzo, pastina)
3 c ripe olive halves, well drained
3 tbsp lemon zest
4 tsp dried oregano
6 c cold water
As needed fennel fronds for garnish
As needed lemon slices
Heat oil in heavy stock pot. Sauté turkey sausage and fennel in oil until browned. Stir in tomatoes, pasta, olives, lemon zest, oregano and water. Cover and simmer 20 minutes or until pasta is tender.
If desired, garnish with fronds from the fennel and a lemon slice.
NOTE: Can be covered and refrigerated 24 hours and reheated. If necessary, add a small amount of water while heating.
Total Calories 320
Total Fat 16 g
Cholesterol 91 g
Sodium 838 mg
Total Carbohydrates 27 g
Protein 21 g