Sausage, Tomato, and Arugula Fettuccine

  • Erica8 Posted: 12/07/10
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    This recipe definitely gets props for speed- I think I had it on the table in less than 20 minutes. The flavor, however, was lacking. I found that there wasn't nearly enough sauce to coat the noodles, and at times felt as though I was eating an unsauced dish. I was able to find a very spicy sausage, which really saved it. The pecorino-romano is a must- great flavor and texture.

  • alisonmork Posted: 12/03/10
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    Delicious and simple.

  • StacyYC Posted: 02/11/11
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    I thought this was very fresh and tasty. I used grape tomatoes, because they were on sale. I also used dried pasta and shredded romano, because I already had them at home. I will make this again for sure.

  • MissyU Posted: 12/03/10
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    Great weeknight dinner since it's superfast! It was a little bland...if I make it again, I'd probably add a little crushed red pepper to give it some zip.

  • atremag Posted: 12/20/10
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    I followed the recipe exactly. It was a good dish for a weeknight dinner. However, it needed more tomatoes. If I made it again, I would double the amount of tomatoes. The parm really enhances the flavor, and offsets some of the bitterness of the arugula.

  • skspillman Posted: 12/16/10
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    Made this last night with just a few changes thanks to the comments below. I used one pound of Italian turkey sausage which I crumbled and then a pound of Italian chicken sausage sliced. I added about 1 1/2 cups of tomato puree, some crushed red pepper, and spinach instead of arugula. Delicious, tasty, fast meal! I will definitely make this again.

  • Gina619 Posted: 01/09/11
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    This was surprisingly good for as simple as it was. I used spicy Italian pork sausage because I don't care for turkey sausage. I also de-glazed the pan with a bit of white wine and used 1/4 cup of the pasta liquid; I felt 1 cup was excessive. CL did a great job with this one.

  • AriaVagabond Posted: 11/30/10
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    I made this last night, and it was nothing special. If I made this again, I would probably add a can of diced tomatoes. It was very easy to make though!

  • CoralG Posted: 11/30/10
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    This is delicious! I did not have arugula and used spinach and it was still great. My kids even ate it. Definitely will make it again. Great weeknight meal.

  • JoannahZ Posted: 01/02/11
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    Very good and fast, almost no prep needed. I loved it, my husband thought it was okay. He thought it would be better with actual tomato sauce - I disagree. The romano really makes the dish.

  • piggywiggy Posted: 12/16/10
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    Very flavorful and delicious! I am definitely going to make it again. My husband especially loved it. This is going to be my go-to recipe for a healthy pasta dish!

  • elaine4081 Posted: 01/11/11
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    It was so quick and easy. Loved the flavor. I used hot turkey italian sausage......YUM

  • AWane80 Posted: 01/11/11
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    This was such an easy recipe to make, great for week nights. I agree that it was a little on the bland side, so I'll probably try to spice it up using some of the other readers' suggestions next time.

  • JulzChicago Posted: 03/08/11
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    I really liked using the refrigerated pasta for this recipe and the Italian turkey sausage I got was very flavorful. I do wish it was a little more "saucy" and would consider throwing in a quarter-half can or diced tomatoes if I made this again. I also enjoyed stirring in the arugula at the end because it gave the dish a crisp and peppery bite.

  • Nittany1 Posted: 01/02/11
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    Super fast and delicious!!

  • aejacks13 Posted: 04/20/11
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    Delicious! Has become one of my regulars. Easy and quick. Not much prep involved. Love it.

  • Jenniferl4 Posted: 04/14/11
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    Based on the reviews, I used one large can of cut tomatoes and added red pepper flakes. Very good, quick and easy! My kind of recipe!

  • carolfitz Posted: 06/08/11
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    Superfast, simple prep, made to recipe using hot turkey sausage and grape tomatoes. Served with chopped romaine & fat-free Caesar dressing. Perfect weeknight supper.

  • rconnor20 Posted: 07/14/11
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    Easy and deelish - great weeknight meal. Based on the other reviews I chose hot Italian turkey sausage and also added red pepper flakes and the flavor was wonderful. Definitely recommend.

  • KikoTerrier Posted: 10/17/11
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    Wow this was good. I used spicy Italian turkey sausage and added some red pepper flakes. Also splurged on fresh refrigerated pasta. Had the leftovers the next morning with two poached eggs on top. Will definitely make it again.

  • will5908 Posted: 10/04/11
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    excellent! try using spicy turkey sausage to give it a nice kick!

  • ColoradoKO Posted: 01/11/12
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    I was really excited to make this easy recipe. It was ass-backwards gross. Flavorless and bland and I'm not sure what the random arugula was doing there. Saves yourselves and don't make!

  • Tomtes Posted: 03/15/12
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    I was not impressed with this dish. Everything seemed to be separate in my plate and it was hard to get a bite that captured all the flavors. It was overall pretty bland and would not make it again.

  • wendyb Posted: 06/01/12
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    Quick ,easy, colorful, flavorful👌 Used Trader Joes spicy chicken sausage and Trader Joes egg Paperadella Potato Masher made squashing the tomatoes easier than a spoon.

  • Gordon17 Posted: 06/18/12
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    This pasta was a great sprng/summer recipie. It was very light and fresh. I loved how the vegetables were more abundant than the sausage. I couln't find turkey sausage so I used reduced fat pork sausage. I will definately make it again, but I will probably use a little less arugula.

  • Nancy91361 Posted: 01/24/13
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    I love this recipe and have made it several times. I do cook the tomatoes longer than called for and use a potato masher to mash them. I also add a pinch of dried red pepper flakes for a little kick. And if you don't like arugula, you won't like this recipe. I love the stuff...it makes the dish light and fresh!

  • Kimbolt Posted: 04/16/13
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    This was DELICIOUS and SUPER EASY! I substituted the cherry tomatoes with a 24oz can of diced tomatoes, and I used a pound of low fat turkey sausage instead of the 6oz. I couldn't find any romano cheese, so I used thinly sliced parmesan cheese, and it tasted fabulous! Thanks for the great recipe!

  • Kchesney625 Posted: 03/06/14
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    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!!!

  • debbiemoore66 Posted: 09/16/13
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    My entire family did not like this dish at all. There was little flavor and it was a little wet due to addition of 2/3 cup pasta water. The only thing that saved this dish was high quality fettuccine (whole foods) and sausage (whole foods). My kids asked me to never make this dish again (lol).

  • Caligirlmgoblue Posted: 12/10/13
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    Very fast easy recipe! Changes: chicken italian sweet sausage, added a whole bag of broccoli, carrot, and sugar snap peas, only used about 1/2 the reserved pasta water, shaved parmesan cheese, and yellow sunrise cherry tomatoes. Probably took me 35 minutes overall and really enjoyed it!

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