Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 2/3 cup cooking liquid.
While pasta cooks, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove casings from sausage. Break sausage into bite-sized pieces and add to pan; cook 3 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently to crumble. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add tomatoes and pepper; cover and cook 2 minutes. Mash tomatoes with the back of a wooden spoon to break them up. Cover pan; reduce heat to low, and cook 3 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Add pasta, reserved 2/3 cup cooking liquid, and arugula; toss well. Sprinkle with pecorino Romano.
I thought this was yummy and super easy. I used chicken apple sausage and linguine because that's what I had on hand. I also added some caramelized onions for a little more flavor. Both of my little kids really liked it too (although I served theirs with carrots instead of arugula). A keeper.
This was really good! I added some other ingredients because I was really nervous it would come out bland. I used an extra clove of garlic, cut up a small onion and used an 8 oz package of mushrooms. I added some salt, basil and oregano to the mix and used fresh baby spinach instead of arugula. I'll definitely be making it again
My family really enjoyed this! I did use a lb of sausage instead and added some fresh carrots, broccoli, and snap peas like another review had suggested. Everything else was the same. It was delicious and I will definitely be making this again!
Based on the reviews I read, I modified the recipe. Instead of using regular Italian turkey sausage, I used hot Italian turkey sausage (the whole package). The grocery store only had grape tomatoes, but I don't think it really made any difference. I also added a can of diced tomatoes with basil, oregano, and garlic. I drained the tomatoes before adding them to the skillet. Also, my husband accidentally got grated pecorino romano instead of a block, but it turned out great. I think the cheese blended in with the other flavors and in was delicious. Even my 8 year-old-loved it.
I loved this recipe!! I didn't have arugula so I used green peppers instead. The trick is to let the pasta sit for a few minutes to let the pasta water soak up and make a thick garlic/evoo sauce. I will most definitely make this again!!!
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