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Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Sausage

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: about 1 3/4 cups pasta mixture, 1 tablespoon basil, and 1 tablespoon cheese)
Turkey sausage links freeze well and thaw quickly, so you can use a little of the package for this recipe and freeze the rest for later use.


  • 6 ounces uncooked penne pasta
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 ounces hot Italian turkey sausage (about 2 sausages)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) package grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 310
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 9.8 g
  • satfat 1.6 g
  • protein 18.1 g
  • carbohydrate 38.3 g
  • fiber 2.6 g
  • cholesterol 40 mg
  • iron 2.7 mg
  • sodium 534 mg
  • calcium 92 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain and keep warm.

  2. While pasta cooks, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; coat pan with cooking spray. Add sausage, and cook 7 to 8 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Set sausage aside. Wipe pan with a paper towel.

  3. Heat oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onion; sauté 3 to 4 minutes or just until tender. Add tomatoes, salt, and pepper, and sauté 5 to 6 minutes or until tender.

  4. Return sausage to pan, and cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Place pasta and turkey mixture in a large bowl; toss well. Spoon into individual serving bowls; sprinkle evenly with basil and cheese.

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