Weeknight Pasta Squiggles

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
This zesty pasta dish is ideal for busy weeknights. It contains just a few ingredients, is easy to prep, and tastes so comforting when the weather turns cool. A salad on the side makes this healthy pasta recipe a meal. —Stacey Brown, Spring, Texas
Weeknight Pasta Squiggles Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (19-1/2 ounces) Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 1 can (28 ounces) whole plum tomatoes with basil
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added whole tomatoes
  • 4 cups uncooked spiral pasta (about 12 ounces)
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat or feta cheese


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook and crumble sausage over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes. Meanwhile, coarsely chop tomatoes, reserving juices.
  2. Add tomatoes and reserved juices to sausage; stir in pasta, broth and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, uncovered, until pasta is al dente, 15-18 minutes, stirring occasionally. Top with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 278 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 622mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 16g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 medium-fat meat.