Sausage Pasta Skillet Recipe

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“Here is a recipe I made up one night when I came home from work with no plan for supper,“ writes Patricia Weller from Emmitsburg, Maryland. “My kids really loved it and we’ve had it many times since.“ TIP: Iced tea and a side salad or garlic bread rounds out this hearty meal-on-the-double.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 5 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 5 Italian turkey sausage links
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 313 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 818 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2-1/2 lean meat 1 fat.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, remove casings from sausage; cut into 1/2-in. slices. In a large skillet, brown the sausage; drain. Drain the pasta. Add pasta and tomatoes to the skillet; heat through. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Sausage Pasta Skillet in Simple & Delicious May/June 2006, p25

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Reviewed Nov. 10, 2009

"My family loves this!!! If you want less spice, I've used 1 can rotel and 1 can diced tomatoes. I have 2 small children and they gobble this up!! Quick and easy meal!!"

Reviewed Sep. 23, 2009

"I think I would use rice instead of the pasta. I used rotel, only 1 can and I found it to be spicy for the kids. Maybe add some red beans w/it too."

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