Prep Time
30 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups pasta, 2 tablespoons cheese, and 1 tablespoon basil)

This versatile Italian dish goes from stovetop to table in less than 30 minutes. Serve with a simple salad for a filling weeknight meal.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler.

Step 2

Arrange sausage on a small baking sheet. Broil sausage 5 minutes on each side or until done. Remove pan from oven (do not turn broiler off). Cut sausage into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange slices in a single layer on baking sheet. Broil sausage slices 2 minutes or until browned.

Step 3

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

Step 4

Place tomatoes in a food processor; process until almost smooth. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add crushed red pepper and minced garlic; sauté 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, sugar, and salt; cook 4 minutes or until slightly thick. Add sausage and cooked pasta to pan; toss well. Top with fresh basil and Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Ratings & Reviews

daneanp's Review

April 16, 2014
My market only had spicy chicken sausage, and they were very spicy! The sauce is a tad on the thin side and I let it cook down for about 12 minutes. Otherwise, very good and very easy to prepare. Perfect for a weeknight dinner.

PetiteFour's Review

October 22, 2014

Aidychis's Review

August 25, 2014

veryslowcook's Review

August 04, 2014
Enjoyed the dish and would make it again. Used pork jalapeno & cheddar sausage that was very spicy. Drained the tomatoes to address previous reviewers' complaints about watery sauce, and I'd repeat this in the future.

mrsjroe's Review

June 03, 2013

southernchef's Review

December 28, 2012
This was a BIG hit with entire family. Broiling the sausage was the key and using fresh basil. LOVE LOVE LOVE

SallyMQ's Review

October 15, 2012
This one to us was a just little spicy (my husband loves really spicy) but mostly tasty. Will definitely make again! Very few ingredients and very easy to make.

Jsearcy1601's Review

September 01, 2012

ElayeRoss's Review

August 18, 2012
Not sure why this is so highly rated. Watery and pretty bland except for the red pepper and sausage. Most importantly: not worth 460 calories!!!

Longboard's Review

May 04, 2012