I used peppers instead of tomato and I added crushed red pepper on top. Turned out perfect! If you are a single lady just cut the recipe into 1/3 and you have dinner and lunch the next day!
Turkey Sausage & Arugula Pasta
The cheese in this dish is the key to the balance of flavors. For the biggest impact, make sure to use imported Italian cheese.
23 Reviews for Turkey Sausage & Arugula Pasta
The first time I made this I had a problem with the cheese sauce and all of my cheese ended up in a big lump. After that first time I did things a little differently.
I cook the sausage in a large pan with a lid. Once the sausage is cooked I add the garlic, arugula (I've also used spinach) and grape or cherry tomatoes that are cut in half or quarters, depending on how big they are. I stir it up, cover it and leave it for awhile. I keep checking and stirring it until the tomatoes are broken down well. Usually, because I've had a lid on the pan, I have a good amount of liquid. I add some olive oil to everything in the pan and mix it up. I usually don't need the extra cooking water. I then drain my pasta and dump the contents of the pan into it and mix it all up. I only add cheese at the end and only to the portion I'm eating. I find it works out best for me this way, no clumping cheese. I cook only for myself so this leaves me plenty of leftovers to bring to work for lunch and additional dinners. I use an entire 1 pound box of pasta and either turkey or chicken sausage that I get from a farmers market or Whole Foods. I try to get it as close to a pound as possible but sometimes I end up with a little more so I use it all.
I loved this - so easy to make and quick, too. I used zucchini instead of tomatoes and I added a dash of lemon juice to the sauce and I sprinkled in some crushed red pepper flakes. Delicious! Only problem was the clumpy cheese, which I wouldn't have had if I'd read the reviews first! :)
I substituted Tofu Sausage links instead of turkey and it was a great way to turn this into a vegetarian meal. As a meal for 2 people, it left plenty of leftovers for the week. Will make again.
I love this recipe! I used asiago cheese instead of parmesan and I added red onion and zucchini for more veggies. This is definitely a new weekday night go-to for me.