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Smoked Sausage with Pasta

Loaded with sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes and basil flavor, this quick recipe satisfies the toughest critics. It's one of my husband's favorite dishes, and he has no idea it's lower in fat. Add a green salad for a delicious meal. —Ruth Ann Ruddell, Shelby Township, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1/2 pound smoked turkey kielbasa, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups julienned seeded plum tomatoes
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute the sausage, mushrooms, garlic and basil in oil until mushrooms are tender. Drain pasta; add to the sausage mixture. Add the tomatoes, salt and pepper; toss gently. Heat through. If desired, top with additional fresh basil and grated Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 232 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 639mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.
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  • Tomcatlover
    Aug 11, 2019


  • cimgraph1
    Jun 20, 2019

    We thought it was very good. A simple meal for a weeknight. I had some kielbasa I wanted to use and came across this recipe. I had all the ingredients, even fresh basil from the garden. I saved a little pasta water and added a little of it after I combined everything in the skillet. Just wanted to be sure it didn’t dry out while warming it. I added a small drizzle of olive oil and topped with more chopped basil before serving. I’d make it again!I halved the recipe for me and my husband and we still had leftovers!

  • angelic0w
    Dec 30, 2015

    This was very tasty! I did add julienned bell peppers and used a can of Italian tomatoes. This will definitely go into my rotation for dinner.

  • Trilby Yost
    Jun 17, 2010

    I like to add julienned bell peppers to be sauteed with the sausage, mushrooms and garlic. My husband has suggested onions too, but I haven't tried that yet.

  • krasha
    Sep 23, 2008

    This recipe is really great you can also try it with penne pasta