Hungry Girl's Sausage and Sun-Dried Tomato Oat-sotto

Traditional Italian risotto is delicious but it can pack in a lot of calories. This Hungry Girl dish uses oats instead of rice for a low-calorie version. Give this savory oats recipe a try!

1/4 cup steel-cut oats
dash of salt
1 frozen meatless or turkey sausage patty with 80 calories or less (like the kind by MorningStar Farms or Jimmy Dean)
1/2 cup frozen peas
2 tbsp bagged sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil), chopped
1 tsp grated Parmesan cheese
optional seasonings: salt, fresh chopped basil


1. In a medium-small pot, bring 1 1/4 cups of water to a boil.

2. Add oats and salt, and return to boil.

3. Reduce to a low simmer. Cover and cook for 30 minutes, or until thickened.

4. Meanwhile, prepare sausage in a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray or on a microwave-safe plate in the microwave. Refer to package for cook time instructions.

5. Add peas and chopped sun-dried tomatoes to the pot. Cook and stir until hot, about two minutes.

6. Transfer oatmeal to a medium bowl.

7. Chop or crumble sausage, and stir into oatmeal. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and season with salt or fresh basil.