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Simple Sausage Pasta Toss Recipe

Simple Sausage Pasta Toss Recipe

This filling pasta dish is ideal for busy nights when you need a good, quick meal with a healthy touch. Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:5 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked multigrain spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3/4 pound Italian turkey sausage links, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained


  • 1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, toss bread crumbs with oil; cook and stir over medium heat until toasted. Remove from pan.
  • 3. Add sausage to same pan; cook and stir over medium heat until no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in tomatoes and olives; heat through, stirring occasionally. Add spaghetti; toss to combine. Sprinkle with toasted bread crumbs. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-2/3 cups equals 340 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 689 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.