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Turkey Sausage & Arugula Pasta

Turkey Sausage & Arugula Pasta
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The cheese in this dish is the key to the balance of flavors. For the biggest impact, make sure to use imported Italian cheese.

Prep: 30 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes
  • 12 ounces
    whole-wheat short pasta, such as shells or twists
  • 8 ounces
    hot Italian turkey sausage links, removed from casings
  • 3 cloves
    garlic, chopped
  • 8 cups
    arugula, or baby spinach
  • 2 cups
    halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup
    finely shredded Pecorino Romano, or Parmesan cheese, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon
    freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon
  • 1 tablespoon
    extra-virgin olive oil
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta until just tender, 9 to 11 minutes, or according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, cook sausage in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, breaking it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, arugula (or spinach) and tomatoes. Cook, stirring often, until the greens wilt and the tomatoes begin to break down, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and keep warm.
  3. Combine 1/2 cup cheese, pepper and salt in a large bowl. Measure out 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid; drain the pasta. Whisk the cooking liquid and oil into the cheese mixture; add the pasta and toss to combine. Serve the pasta topped with the sausage mixture and an extra sprinkle of cheese, if desired.


Nutritional Information

Makes: 6 servings, generous 1 1/2 cups each
  • Calories352
  • Fat11 g
    • Saturated fat3 g
  • Cholesterol30 mg
  • Carbohydrates45 g
    • Dietary fiber7 g
  • Protein20 g
  • Sodium520 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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