Total Time
20 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups pasta and about 2 tablespoons cheese)

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 2/3 cup cooking liquid.

Step 2

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.

Ratings & Reviews

Great for the whole family

February 14, 2017
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.


October 14, 2015
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 

Amber's Review

August 27, 2015
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! 

MadFox's Review

December 07, 2014

Pativilla's Review

November 29, 2014

ehb259's Review

July 30, 2014
This recipe is easy, light and delicious.

thehoovz's Review

July 20, 2014

HesitantCook's Review

April 16, 2014
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.

MissMo33's Review

April 06, 2014

Kchesney625's Review

March 06, 2014
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!!!