Prep Time
30 Mins
Yield
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

pretendchef
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

Chainsaw
October 22, 2014
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Aidychis's Review

Laurie18
August 25, 2014
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veryslowcook's Review

shortcook
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

taylesworth
June 03, 2013
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southernchef's Review

lfinney
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

shanz2005
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

FaithBookluvr
September 01, 2012
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ElayeRoss's Review

crysmys
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

lizardstew
May 04, 2012
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