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Turkey Pasta Toss

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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