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Hot Turkey Sausage Pasta w/Arugula and Tomatoes

hot turkey sausage pasta arugula tomatoes
  • (12 oz.) whole-wheat short pasta, such as shells or twists
  • (8 oz.) hot Italian turkey sausage links, removed from casings
  • (3 cloves) garlic, chopped
  • (8 cups) arugula or baby spinach
  • (2 cups) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • (1/2 cups) finely shredded Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese, plus more to taste
  • (1 tsp.) freshly ground pepper
  • (1/4 tsp.) salt
  • (1 Tbsp.) extra-virgin olive oil

Hot Turkey Sausage Pasta w/Arugula and Tomatoes

Whole-wheat pasta with hot Italian turkey sausage, peppery arugula and juicy cherry tomatoes.

Preparation Time
About 10 minutes
Cook Time
About 20 minutes


  1. 1Fill a large pot with 4 quarts cold water and place over High heat. When boiling, add pasta and cook 9-11 minutes, or follow cooking times on package.

  2. 2Place a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook 5 minutes, breaking it up with a wooden spoon.
  3. 3Add garlic, arugula and tomatoes, stir to combine and cook another 3 minutes. Take off heat and cover, set aside.
  4. 4In a large bowl, mix together 1/2 cup cheese, pepper and salt. Drain pasta, saving 1/2 cup liquid. Add liquid to cheese mixture, along with olive oil, whisk to combine. Toss in pasta.

  5. 5Top pasta with sausage and extra cheese and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/6 pasta

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 352
  • Total Fat 11 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 45 g
  • Protein 20 g
  • Cholesterol 30 mg
  • Sodium 520 mg
  • Fiber -- g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dinner

Recipe Subcategory: Pastas and Pizzas

Recipe Ethnicity: Italian

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Poultry, Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.