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Turkey Pasta Toss Recipe

Turkey Pasta Toss Recipe

This recipe is one of our family's favorites. I served it once for a church supper, and it was a big hit there, too! Make it a complete meal with salad and some Italian bread. Delicious fresh flavor and so simple to put together! —Heather Savage, Corydon, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 3 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 2 Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 1 large sweet yellow pepper, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 plum tomatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 20 pitted ripe olives, halved
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shredded Romano cheese


  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, crumble sausage into a large skillet. Cook over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain and keep warm.
  • 2. In the same skillet, saute pepper in oil until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the tomatoes, olives, basil, pepper flakes, salt and sausage. Drain pasta. Stir into skillet and heat through. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-3/4 cups: 249 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 480mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 medium-fat meat, 1/2 fat.

Reviews for Turkey Pasta Toss

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grafixgirl75 User ID: 5113660 106061
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"very good & you get a good size serving for those of us watching our calories."

Susan's Kitchen User ID: 5575002 106058
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"This recipe wips up in no time. It has a lot of flavor and isn't a heavy meal which is great during the summer."

A Coppola User ID: 4105502 114664
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2011

"This recipe is bursting with flavor and is absolutely delicious. I don't ever measure the pasta, we just use the whole box and have left overs, but 3 cups may be the whole box- We also use all 5 sausages that come in the package. Since there isn't a sauce it is quite light and especially good when it's too hot outside for traditional pasta. It is one of my hubby's favorites. Thanks so much!"

rambo1cat User ID: 3032108 165474
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2009

"Very good, but I added onion with the pepper."

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