Fresh Tomato, Sausage, and Pecorino Pasta

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 376.3
  • Total Fat: 11.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 39.8 mg
  • Sodium: 616.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 54.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.6 g
  • Protein: 20.5 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    8 ounces uncooked whole wheat penne
    8 ounces hot Italian turkey sausage
    2 teaspoons olive oil
    1 cup vertically sliced onion
    2 teaspoons minced garlic (or more to taste)
    1 1/4 pounds tomatoes, chopped (about 5 medium)
    2 oz grated fresh pecorino Romano cheese, divided
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    1/4 cup torn fresh basil leaves


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

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Remove casings from sausage. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add sausage and onion to pan; cook 4 minutes, stirring to crumble sausage. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in pasta, 2 tablespoons cheese, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and basil.

Wine note: Italian sausage craves a clean-tasting wine with the substance to complement the rest of the dish without overwhelming it. The smoky 2006 San Lorenzo Verdicchio Vigna Delle Oche ($23) is a great choice.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SLJGEMINI75.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    sounds quick and easy will try for lunch tomorrow I need this kind of recipe as I am kinda busy and leave every thing to the last minute - 10/6/09

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    I tried this last night. I did have to substitute the type of sausage. I used Jimmy Dean's Light Pork Sausage instead of italian. And my cheese type was parmesan instead of peccorino. We are just sorry we didn't discover this til the end fresh tomato season. It was easy, fast and delicious. - 10/1/09