My kids loved it so much I try to serve it at least two times a month. Really easy and fast! Try it with your favorite kind of cheese and pasta.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
7
Yield:
7 servigns
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or to taste; drain.

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  • Place sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown; drain well.

  • In a large bowl, mix together cooked sausage, spaghetti, tomatoes, olives and shredded cheese. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

697 calories; protein 33.7g 68% DV; carbohydrates 52g 17% DV; fat 38.9g 60% DV; cholesterol 104.9mg 35% DV; sodium 1199.6mg 48% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (49)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2008
I'm rating this a 5, but I have to admit I changed it dramatically. First of all, I used brown rice instead of pasta. I used 12 oz. organic sausage, and added a can of diced green chilis, mushrooms, 3 tomatoes, a larger quanity of a fresh mixture of olives, and quite a bit of garlic. I cut the cheese way back to less than a cup. The end result was delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/19/2007
This came out really wierd. I would say it tastes more like a pasta slad than a regular pasta dish. I only used 2 cups of cheese and it was too much. My kids were looking at me like I was crazy. Won't be making this again. Read More
(9)
53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2008
I'm rating this a 5, but I have to admit I changed it dramatically. First of all, I used brown rice instead of pasta. I used 12 oz. organic sausage, and added a can of diced green chilis, mushrooms, 3 tomatoes, a larger quanity of a fresh mixture of olives, and quite a bit of garlic. I cut the cheese way back to less than a cup. The end result was delicious. Read More
(53)
Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2011
Love this recipe!! 5 ingredients and tastes gourmet. I halved the cheese as others did and used a can of well drained diced tomatoes...and I added a little garlic just because. Served with garlic bread and salad - yum!!! Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2007
I added frozen spinach for color and green olives for presentation...it looked gorgeous and tasted....fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2005
I was shocked at how easy this was - my 14 y/o daughter did the whole thing her self. She followed the recipe except for substituting colby for cheddar. (I would also recommend seeding the tomatoes.) The colors were visually appealing and the food was ooh so tasty! Read More
(10)
Rating: 2 stars
07/19/2007
This came out really wierd. I would say it tastes more like a pasta slad than a regular pasta dish. I only used 2 cups of cheese and it was too much. My kids were looking at me like I was crazy. Won't be making this again. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2011
Had some sausage from a fundraiser and was looking for recipes and came across this one. I knew from the ingredients that my husband would love this and I was right! I used a can of Italian diced tomatoes and cut the cheese two 2 cups. The olives really complimented the dish well. I served it hot and it was great! Will make again sometime! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2011
This was awesome. But I changed it a bit didnt have everything on hand. I used whole wheat pasta garlic pork sausage japaleno slices mushrooms tomato's and a tiny bit of olive oil and about 3/4 cup of mozzarella cheese. Ok so I guess I changed it alot. Im sure both ways are Fantastic!! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2010
Pretty good and very easy. Not sure if the pasta and sausage were supposed to be hot or cold so I did the pasta and sausage first so they could cool for a while then added everything else. I added a small amount of olive oil to the pasta and mixed it then added the sausage veggies and cheese. As a result it worked as a cold pasta salad and that's how I served it along with some Irish Wheaten bread. Although I'd like a little more flavor so garlic salt and pepper would be welcome in this it was surprisingly flavorful for not having those ingredients. I added in some chopped cucumber just because I had some on hand. It added some additional color to the salad. thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2010
I never really had spaghetti without some kind of sauce so I was a little leary but we both really enjoyed this. I used 1/2 of the cheese and it made it nice and 'creamy'. Not liquidy but creamy. I love black olives and they complimented the dish really well. Was simple and quick to put together. Read More
(5)
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