Turkey Pasta Toss Recipe
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Turkey Pasta Toss Recipe

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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.
MAKES:6 servings
Healthy Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

1-3/4 cups equals 323 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 481 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 15 g protein.


  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.
Originally published as Turkey Pasta Toss in Healthy Cooking August/September 2009, p51

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Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

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

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."

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!"

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2009

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

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