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Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday Recipe: Antipasto Sausage Skewers

I'm on a healthy kick. It's a new year thing, though I am trying to eat healthier in general. Even gave up soda! That lasted 3 days (it was a weekend). Still, the healthier I eat the more I can indulge in junk, right? There must be logic in that someplace. Still, I found this while looking around Food Network's site under their healthy appetizers. Not a fan of artichoke hearts (which I'm sure is what makes this healthy!) but other than that this is delicious.

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 8 min
Level: Easy
Serves: 24 skewers


  • Cooking spray
  • 12 ounces fully cooked Italian-style poultry sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh basil
  • 1 12-ounce jar roasted red peppers, drained, rinsed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces if large
  • 1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered


  1. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat; mist with cooking spray. Add the sausage; cook, turning 2 or 3 times, until warmed through and browned, about 8 minutes
  2. Thread 1 small or 1/2 large basil leaf onto a small wooden skewer. Add a piece of roasted red pepper, sun-dried tomato, artichoke and sausage, arranging them on the skewer so that it can stand up on the sausage end. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make about two-dozen skewers. 

Per serving (4 skewers): Calories 140; Fat 5 g (Sat. 2 g; Mono. 1.5 g; Poly. 1 g); Cholesterol 30 mg; Sodium 970 mg; Carbohydrate 12 g; Fiber 2 g; Protein 12 g

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