Saturday, September 5, 2009

Fresh Tomato and Turkey Sausage Pasta

I made this recipe earlier this week but haven't had time to post it until now. It was a nice a flavorful dish that freezes well too

Turkey Sausage Pasta with Fresh Tomato and Basil

Fresh Tomato and Turkey Sausage Pasta
Source: Cooking Light

  • 8 oz uncooked penne
  • 8 oz sweet italian turkey sausage (any kind of sausage will work in this dish)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup vertically sliced onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/4 lbs fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons grated fresh pecorino Romano Cheese, divided (I found this in the deli section of my supermarket but I suppose fresh parmesan would work as well)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup torn basil leaves
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt, drain.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Remove casings from sausage. Add oil to the pan; swirl to coat. Add sausage and onion to pan; cook for 4 minutes, stirring to crumble sausage. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, cook for an additional 2 minutes and remove from heat. Stir in pasta and toss to coat. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cheese, salt and pepper. Mix with basil and serve immediately with remaining cheese.


  1. that looks so good! thanks for sharing :o)

  2. I make a pasta sauce that is almost exactly like this!! The only difference is that I use both diced tomatoes (either fresh or canned) AND canned tomato puree to make it more sauce-y. Definitely yummy! How nasty is it to peel those casings off the sausages, though? Blech!