Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Sausage

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.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 1 3/4 cups pasta mixture, 1 tablespoon basil, and 1 tablespoon cheese)
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 310
  • Calories from fat: 28%
  • Fat: 9.8g
  • Saturated fat: 1.6g
  • Protein: 18.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 38.3g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Cholesterol: 40mg
  • Iron: 2.7mg
  • Sodium: 534mg
  • Calcium: 92mg

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain and keep warm.
  2. 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. 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. 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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