Pasta Primavera with Italian Turkey Sausage
A delicious dish created from the fresh bounty of my garden. My whole family has seconds when we have this meal!
A delicious dish created from the fresh bounty of my garden. My whole family has seconds when we have this meal!
This recipe is OUTSTANDING! I make minor changes to it and it comes out delicious everytime. I use one 15oz can of diced tomatoes (w/Basil,Oregano,Garlic flavoring) in place of the Roma tomatoes, I use Romano cheese in place of the Parmesan and I use a total of 1/4 cup of oil instead of the 1/2 cup. I love it with the turkey sausage but have also made it with grilled chicken. This is now my favorite recipe!!!!Read More
This recipe is OUTSTANDING! I make minor changes to it and it comes out delicious everytime. I use one 15oz can of diced tomatoes (w/Basil,Oregano,Garlic flavoring) in place of the Roma tomatoes, I use Romano cheese in place of the Parmesan and I use a total of 1/4 cup of oil instead of the 1/2 cup. I love it with the turkey sausage but have also made it with grilled chicken. This is now my favorite recipe!!!!
my husband made this for us tonight and it was great! he made a few modifications. he added mushrooms, and some fat free cream cheese and 1% milk to make it more saucy. tasted like a wonderful cream sauce but with much less fat!
This is a great recipe and is easy to tweak according to your likes/dislikes. I also use one can of diced tomatoes (if I don't have any fresh) and I don't add green pepper. I also don't add as much parmesan cheese as it calls for. I've used the farfelle pasta but my favorite to use with it is campanelle. This recipe is a favorite of my husbands. And mine!
We have a new favorite! If youre looking for a sauage/pasta dish that isn't all smothered in tomato sauce, then this is for you! The boullion and tomatoes make such a light refreshing sauce that really brings out the other flavors! For best results, I wouldn't advise subbing dried basil for fresh, (flavor goes down to 3-4 stars w/dried). Great presentation/colors, too. Perfect for company! Thanks!!!
What a wonderful dish! I presented it in a cooking class at church and received rave reviews. This recipe makes 7 cups and freezes well for the next go 'round. My modifications: bulk turkey Italian sausage, canned diced tomatoes with basil & garlic, zucchini and summer squash, broccoli, cauliflower & carrot mix, can of mushroom pieces, 1/4 c olive oil, green & red bell peppers and an Italian cheese blend w/ Parmesan, Asiago, Mozzarella and Provolone. This dish was 'tha bomb'!!
I made this recipe scaled down to 4. I took the sausage out of the casing before cooking it, added a small amount of Maderia wine, 1 small diced jalapeno pepper, and about 10 fennel seeds. My husband liked it which is a true test. I definately will make it again.
This was delicious, with just the right amount of spiciness. I was a little skeptical about the addition of bouillon granules, but they blended in nicely and really enhanced the flavor. I followed the recipe exactly, although it's one of those that could be tweaked to one's tastes. I might try a variation on it using some different or additional vegetables or, perhaps,chicken instead of sausage. Having said that, both my husband and I loved it as is. Thanks for the recipe. I'll definitely be making it again!
We loved this. I kind of doubled it, used 2 lbs of penne, and 2 lbs of hot turkey sausage, because my husband has a tendancy to pick out the good stuff from the leftovers. Also, didn't have any fresh tomatoes on hand, so used 3 14 oz can of diced romas. Waiting for those garden tomatoes to ripen; and then look out!!! This is going to taste even better. Used fresh yellow squash and whole basil leaves straight out of the garden, and even with the canned tomotoes, was absolutely delicious. Can't wait to make it again with the garden tomatoes.
This recipe surprised me with how tasty it was. I was just looking for a way to use up the squash from my garden! I had to use canned tomatoes since my garden is only offering green maters right now. I also left out the green pepper since I don't like it. I used much less olive oil and instead used the juice from the canned tomatoes when I needed more liquid. I can't have cheese right now (and how I love fresh parmesan!), but I don't think the dish suffered at all without it. Don't worry, I got my fat grams by using full-on hot Italian PORK sausage. I highly recommend using fresh basil. Fabulous taste and easy to make with a nice zing - a keeper!
I served this to 6 adults and 2 children. Even after doubling the recipe, there was not a bite left. I used half as much pasta as called for, all zucchini (no yellow squash), and hot Italian sausage instead of turkey. Now I wish those zucchini would keep producing a little longer.
This recipe was OK. It was very fresh tasting - a good summer meal. It did not have enough flavor for my family. If I make it again, I will try adding extra seasonings...
I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys good food. Change it up if you need to and it still comes out delicious! This is a keeper for sure and my family loved it.
I made this as a side dish and omitted the sausage. It was wonderful. My brother loved it and he is not a fan of vegetables.
This dish was so delicious, the only thing I did different was that I put everything in the crock pot
My hubby made this for company. You know it's a crowd pleaser when your guests go back for seconds. It was a little too spicy for me, so when we make this again I will use less red pepper.
I made this as written with the exception of the tomatoes. I used a can of tomatoes with oregano, basil and garlic. This dish is very tasty and easy to make on the stove top. I will def. be making this again!
My family loved this dish. We had only a little bit leftover and that was gone the next day. An extra plus is that it reheats well. I did end up changing a few things to accomodate what I had on hand. I used broccoli, green pepper, and snap peas. Also used canned diced tomatoes. Think next time I make it, I might add some tomato sauce to it. Can't wait to make it again!! :)---UPDATE: I've made this twice since then, each time I've needed to use different veggies and wow! each time is better!! I went ahead and added tomato sauce, and I absolutely love it! My entire family loves this recipe! Thanks
This was really tasty and I will definitely make it again! I used Italian chicken sausage because the store didn't have any turkey. I also added some fresh spinach (just added it with the fresh basil leaves) and some toasted pine nuts (really added great flavor)! I used a 15 oz can of Italian style diced tomatoes too. This was my first time cooking with sausage, and I am thankful for the reviewer who recommended removing the coating! Great meal!
We really liked this dish. Followed the directions exactly...except for a few slight modifications - cut up veggies in small chunks, used a red bell pepper instead of green, had to use sweet turkey sausage (with casings removed) since store was out of "hot" turkey sausage & we added an extra 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes to make up for sweet sausage. Not spicy at all. Very good.
This dish wins on 3 ways: simple, quick, and GREAT tasting. I only cook meals now and then, but this was still very easy to make with great ingredients and seasoning. I served it hot. I substituted out the turkey sausage for tender chicken breasts marinated in italian dressing, which went perfectly with it. I also used only 2/3 of the pasta - which was plenty. This fed 4 adults easily, served along with Italian rosemary bread and Shiraz.
I used chicken sausage, 1 (14.5 oz.) can of diced tomatoes and about 1/2 a tablespoon dried basil. I can not wait to try this with fresh everything. It was really good with my little changes... I am sure it will be fantastic with all fresh ingredients.
This was really good. It has a light fresh taste and is so pretty to serve. The only change I made was to use regular hot italian sausage instead of the turkey (mostly because I couldn't find any turkey sausage). I made this for my guy, who never eats vegetables and he had three plates full!!!! Note, this makes a lot so cut in half or you get to eat it for days...which isn't bad either, because the flavor gets better and better. Thanks for this one, it's a keeper.
This was really good. I did change a few things. Used sun dried tomatoes instead of cherry. Omitted green pepper, used 1/4 cup oil (as suggested) and upped the red pepper flakes to about 2 tablespoons. I also used turkey kilbasa instead of italian sausage. Very easy and quick!!
A delicious, light, and very fresh meal you can feel good about eating. Perfect balance for meat and veggie eaters alike. Reminds me of a summer take on the italian sausage soup recipe from this site. Used canned diced tomatoes and lots of Italian Seasoning.
I did not expect this to come out as good as it did...with so many little ingredients and the level of ease this recipe requires. but i was surprised and ended up loving it. it was a hot day and i was lookign for a light pasta dish, i also used campanelle because its so pretty and diced tomatoes. great way to get your veggies in!! also i used chicken, since i dont eat pork.
I LOVED this recipe! I made a few tweaks but nothing major. I used hot Italian pork sausage instead of turkey and added some chicken, as well. I also added a little bit (less than 1/4 cup) of half and half to create some creaminess and some Italian seasoning to round it all out. It turned out fantastic!
Great recipe! I didn't have sausage on hand so I used diced chicken breasts that I sauteed with the garlic and onion- then added red bell pepper strips and used a bag of frozen california blend veggies instead fresh sicne I was pressed for time. The family enjoyed it very much! The addition of the boullion cubes was right on- gave the flavor extra depth. I will be making this again, thanks!
Very healthy and tasty dish. I used whole wheat penne pasta, less oil, and only 1/4 tsp. of bullion to keep it even healthier. I also used a can of roasted tomatoes instead of plum, and i only used two tsp. of fresh basil. The whole family liked. Will make again for sure.
Loved it. I'm not a fan of hot sausage so the sweet sausage was better. The oil is needed to get up the bits left from cooking the sausage. Adds extra flavor. I did use the canned diced tomatoes as other suggested and they worked very well. I'll definately make this again.
It's a good light pasta. It's still lacking a bit of flavor.
Everyone is ga-ga over this! This is a restaurant-quality recipe!
This was wonderful! I changed it up a little bit. I made it vegetarian and did not use the sausage. I also used crumbled feta cheese instead of grated parmesian. I also used a red bell pepper instead of a green bell pepper. Delicious!
This made a ton (served 2 of us, had daughter & son-in-law for leftovers and they took leftovers home to our grandsons). The men in family don't have small appetites either. Everyone thought it was great. Didn't have fresh tomatoes but used 2 cans diced with juice. Used part red, yellow & green peppers, mushrooms, red wine & some half & half to make enough liquid. Didn't use bouillon. Added parmesan at table.
This was very tasty. I substituted the green pepper for a red one and diced my vegetables instead of chopping them. It was excellent.
My bf will not eat many veggies, so I omitted the squash, zuchhini, and tomatoes. I really liked this pasta dish, it was very light and tasty (for me it was 4.5 stars, for him 3.5-he likes a heavier sauce). My only complaint is that I wish it had a little more flavor so next time I will add more seasoning and probably add all the veggies...he can pick em out ;)
What a great tasty recipe. I made it last night and it was a hit.
Pretty good. Instead of Roma tomatoes, I added two cans of diced tomatoes with Italian seasonings. Also, added a little red wine, red pepper slices and ground cayenne. The leftovers look pretty good today and I plan to have for lunch.
Had a big group and they ALL loved it and wanted the recipe. I used regular italian turkey sausage, red pepper, canned tomatoes, and extra cheese. I also didnt have any fresh basil so I used dried basil. Turned out great, even better the next day, makes a lot too.
This dish is one of my favorite summer meals! I do make a few changes. Instead of the second 1/4 cup of oil I use a 1/4 of dry white wine, and right before I add the noodles I add about 1/3 a cup of heavy cream to make it just a little creamier. I also use spicy Italian sausage that I grill before adding!
Wasn't sure how good this would be but made it and was definitely not disappointed. Close your eyes and you'll think you were in a fine restaurant! Very good tasting... leftovers were just as good. Turkey sausage is sooo much better than the fatty version. No loss of flavor and so much better for you.
This is a terrific recipe!! I used pork sausage, spinich, cilantro, celery, canned tomotoes and beef bullion. My family loved it and even ate the zuchini. The leftovers were great as well. Will make again using what I have on hand from the fresh organic produce delivery I get...
I loved this pasta recipe. I couldn't find Italian turkey sausage so i bought reduced fat italian pork sausage which was tasty. I used about 10 leaves of fresh basil instead of 20 because it seemed to be too muich as i was trying it. Additionally, I added skim milk and light cream cheese to make a bit more of a sauce and seasoned with italian seasoning spice, salt, pepper, garlic powder and half a jalepeno. I used everything else in the recipe as stated. I made it with garlic bread and my boyfreind and i really enjoyed it. :) Will make again.
So tasty! This recipe will definitely be cooked more often. My boyfriend loved it as well! The Italian turkey sausage was absolutely delicious. I was snacking on it while the veggies were cooking up. I followed other people's suggestions and added a can of diced tomatoes with basil, oregano, and garlic flavoring, less olive oil, a mix of parmesan and romano grated cheese and a pack of mushrooms.
I followed this recipe to a T and it was fantastic. This will definitely be on the permanent rotation. Thank you for the great recipe.
This dish was a huge hit! My husband came home for lunch just so he could eat the leftovers. I did not put the green pepper in it because I did not have one(forgot to get it) and I don't think I will next time I make it--it was perfect. Also, I used Sweet Turkey Brats instead of sausage.
My husband said this was better than any restraunt pasta dish he has ever had. I even reduced the olive oil by more than half and it turned out perfect. The sausage gives it a great flavor....I did however use the sweet Italian turkey sausage because I could not find spicy
This is a great mid-week healthy meal to make. I've made this almost every week since I came across the recipe!
My family loves this dish although I made one or two changes. I put garlic in everything so I had to add garlic to this. I also usually use a can of diced tomatoes with the juice drained off. The only other change was to use Rainbow pasta, because it makes it so colorful. This is one dish that my son doesn't mind eating his vegtables.
This recipe is delicious, especially this time of year when the veggies are coming in. I added 2 zucchini, more garlic & salt & pepper. Just personal taste. I emailed the recipe to friends and family. Thank you for this one!!
I've made this several times now and we just love it! I use ground Italian Turkey Sausage and canned tomatoes. We love garlic so I added some extra. This is simple,quick meal that gives you big taste. Thanks for the recipe.
This is a great recipe! I used turkey sausage the first time I made it and it wasn't that good so I use beef/pork sausage now. I substituted a pablano pepper instead of the bell pepper, added lots of extra squash since it's one of my favorite vegetables, and used whole wheat organic penne pasta. With the whole wheat pasta, this really is a very healthy dish as well as tasty!
This is quite tasty and pretty spicy, just how I like it. The recipe says it will be ready in 50 minutes; took me twice as long. Cutting uncooked sausage into 1/2 inch slices is a pain in the neck. It would have made more sense had the recipe suggested cooking the sausage first. The idea that all the ingredients could fit in a large skillet is absurd. They barely fit in a large pot. With whole wheat pasta, it is VERY filling.
Loved this easy weeknight recipe! I sauteed the turkey sausage until about half cooked, then just added all of the veg and garlic into the same large saute pan. I used a 14 oz can fire-roasted tomatoes instead of the romas, and added about 2/3 cup caldo de tomate con pollo broth to help soften the veg and soak up the pasta. I just added about 8 oz tri-color rotini, I like more meat/veg and a little less pasta ratio. All of that fresh basil makes this dish. Oh, that and fresh shaved parm on top. Thank you for a versitile recipe, a keeper for sure!
This is sooooo good. My grocery store was out of zucchini, so I doubled up the yellow squash. Very easy to make and my husband and I both loved it.
Wonderful! I took the advice from another reviewer and used a 15-oz. can of diced tomatoes with onions and garlic instead of fresh ones - would do that again. I also cut way down on the olive oil to reduce the fat - used only 1/8 cup total, and it was plenty. I omitted the red pepper flakes and was glad I did - using hot sausage was plenty spicy. I also threw in 1/4 cup of red wine - made it smell so good. Don't forget to remove the casings from the sausage before cooking! Thanks for the recipe - this one's a keeper!
I made this tonight and it turned out great. I love that it was filled with fresh veggies, and low-fat meat but it was so tasty. I didn't do any altering to this recipe except for top it with more parmesan cheese upon serving. A great meal!!!
This was terrific! I have to confess I didn't use turkey sausage though, just regular Italian. Beware: this makes a LOT. I was in a hurry or I would have have scaled it down. It's okay though because my husband will take some for lunch and share it, plus have enough for two more dinners, probably. Wonder how well it freezes? Will definitely add this to the menu.
This is great! I have used different types of sausage and no meat at all. It's very versatile!
Delicious!! Family Loved it!
Very good. I haven't found a turkey sausage that I like so I used Italian venison sausage. I substituted cheese tortilini and used canned diced tomatoes instead of fresh. I also took another reviewers suggestion and used Feta instead of parmesian. Next time I will make it with some type of plain pasta. I like rich but tortilini was a little over the top.
I am an avid marathon runner and use this recipe as a foundation for my carbo-loading dish before each long run. It is extremely versatile and the flavor is wonderful every time. Last night, I used the veggies, spices, and tomatoes (diced in a can) plus some asparagus and chicken instead of Italian sausage to make risotto in preparation for my 20 mile run today. (I am eating leftovers right now.) It's simple, but delicious. Thanks so much for sharing!
This had a really nice flavor and made a ton! I won't have to cook for a couple of days - nice surprise. Next time, I think I'll double the garlic. I was tempted to but held off. I couldn't taste it, though, and I think the garlic flavor would be great. I'll go ahead and give it 5 stars, presuming I'll add the extra garlic next time.
This is so great! I use broccoli instead of zucchini and a little less oil, and it is great!
pretty good! I added mushrooms and left out the green pepper. We really enjoyed it, although I added a little spaghetti sauce just because it was a bit dry and I like things a little saucy.
This recipe has become a part of the rotation. My husband doesn't care for squash so I have used asparagus or broccoli, it always turns out great. We love it.
Great, refreshing meal! Used regular sausage instead of turkey, but otherwise followed the recipe.
Easy, very tasty and you feel like you've made a good, healthy meal. I followed the directions but added some white wine to the sauteed veggies. It created a yummy sauce.
I found this recipe when looking for something to do with some baby zucchini. I love anything pasta! I used two spicy Italian chicken sausages which I cooked and then ran through a food processor to grind up like hamburger. I also used a can of plain petite diced tomatoes instead of the fresh. Very tasty!
This was simple and delicious. I used regular pork Italian sausage and left out the green pepper. I also added some extra cheese. This is a really good "company recipe". Looks pretty and tastes great!
Great recipe! Will make again.
The whole family liked this. Next time I will experiment with an alternative to the chicken boullion, which is mostly msg and sometimes gives me a headache. I'm thinking to try chicken stock for the flavor and for a little more liquid to melt the cheese into. It could use just a little more sauciness, but the flavor was great and it works with all different veggies (I used broccoli, green beans, and red peppers this time). I also added a little milk as another reviewer suggested. I wasn't too sure about this at first and tried it with a little in a separate bowl, but it helped make a little more sauce without affecting the flavor much.
We love this. I do reduce the olive oil to about 2tbs and it's still great.
Pretty tasty. We used soy turkey sausage so it probably lost a bit of the flavor but it was still really good. We also used about 1 1/4 c parmesan. This pasta is also yummy cold.
Very flavorful and versatile. You can substitute or add pretty much any veggie you want, or even swap out the protein. I substituted tortellini for the farfalle since that's what I had on hand. The addition of the bouillon helped balance out the tomato sauce--I think it's the key to this dish. I didn't add quite the amount of oil called for since there was a fair amount of fat rendered from the sausage.
Delicious, & pretty guilt-free. I added some sliced carrots too and used chicken both with a splash of white wine in the sauce- less sodium that way. Didn't feel so bad about having the garlic bread with it. Thank you!!
Very good recipe! I had quite a mix of veggies on hand and this worked out perfectly. I made exactly as written (my farfale was high fiber though)but added a lot of fresh cracker pepper and about 1/2 tsp salt to get it seasoned where we like it. A good mix of vegetables but, you really could use a variety of veggies and this still be good. I will make again. And will try adding mushrooms and canned (undrained) tomatoes and some white wine, next time. Thanks, for a good heart-healthy recipe KathyP!
This was a great way to use up veggies in the fridge. The only thing I would do differently in the future is more veggies and less pasata!
This was pretty good.....full of flavor and fairly east to make. I did not have any turkey sausage, so I use sweet italian, and it worked out beautifully. I reduced the entire recipe to serve 4, and it can't wait to have the left overs. A keeper that will be done again.
Brought this to a family gathering and everyone loved it! Made a few changes: Instead of the chicken bouillon I put in a thing of concentrated chicken stock, left out the basil, and used a can of diced tomatoes w/basil instead of roma tomatoes. I prepped everything in advance (all the chopping and even cooked the sausage) and then it was fast and easy to make once I was there. Everyone asked for the recipe!
My DH loved this, made as posted. Makes alot
A first rate dish that allows for plenty of personal modification. A nice way to break the habit of "spaghetti sauce" every time you find yourself looking at a box of pasta and a package of italian sausage.
Wonderful and easy too!
this was good.
I thought this recipe was great! Like other users, I reccommend using a 15 oz can of diced tomatoes instead of fresh ones. The juice from the tomatoes creat a very nice base sauce for the pasta so you don't have to add any extra oil.
Sure, I didn't follow the recipe... but it was still excellent. I used a can of diced tomatoes with basil and oregano in place of the fresh tomatoes and omitted the basil. I also left out most of the oil, using only a tablespoon or so to cook the onion and garlic mix. Overall, it was very good.
Really enjoyed this and will make again.
Oh, this was super good! I'm not a big turkey sausage fan so it was nice to find a recipe with lots of veggies to acomedate the greasy sausage and still leave you feeling full and satisfied.
Absolutely delicious! I added some shitake mushrooms sauteed in cooking sherry. I also used Jennie O turkey breakfast sausage for the meat. Three friends have requested the recipe and I just made it last week.
This is wonderful and easy!! It does make alot though! I decrease the oil - use just a couple of teaspoons. I use 1/2 regular and 1/2 hot turkey Italian sausage but remove it from the casing and crumble as it cooks. I like it with the red bpepper, use Italian diced tomatoes instead of fresh and add about 1 cup of chicken broth in the final 5 minutes to make it a little saucy...also - add a bit more cheese and extra FRESH basil! Even better the next day.
I didn't have any sausage, so I just used 1lb of chicken and it turned out amazing!!!
The best pasta!!!! Taste real good! Love the squash and zuchinni. I put a 1/2 cup of half half cream to make it more creamier and used diced tomato with basil and garlic in can like other reviews says and it turned out real good. Thank you kathyp100.
Excellent as is. My family loved it.
What a yummy healthy dish! I used whole wheat rotini and Italian pork sausage (can't find turkey) but less of it, and dried basil, otherwise followed exactly. Oh and I felt it needed salt, but I generally salt everything. This makes quite a lot and is incredibly good - we'll be having it again soon!
My husband loved this dish! I really liked all the fresh veggies...good combination of flavors.
Really delicious!! I used a chicken chipolte pepper sausage so I left out the red pepper flakes and added the parmesan on top of the serving instead of mixing it all in. I too used a can of diced petite tomatoes instead of chopping. I also added a lot more squash because you can never have too many veggies! This is a wonderful one dish supper. I'll make it again.
This was incredible! Seriously awesome. I have tried so many pasta recipes trying to find one that was healthy and delicious and I finally did it! I used Honeysuckle Turkey Sausage-Sweet Italian, 1 can of fire roasted tomatoes instead of the Roma, and red bell pepper since it's what I had on hand. I also only used 1 each zucchini and squash and it made a hearty meal for 5-6 people. OH...I left out the bouillon too because I didn't have any. I can't imagine needing anything to this dish. well done.
I loved this, even after being overly concerned that the tomatoes would get cooked down too much. The sauce was perfect and light. The only thing I would change next time is either use sweet italian chicken sausage or leave out the crushed red pepper. I found the heat a tad overpowering from the hot sausage and the red pepper together.
Fantastic, My entire family loved it! Very light and fresh.
I loved this recipe. It was perfect no changes needed. I loved the sausage it gave the dish the perfect kick. So easy to make even my father loved it and he is not a big vege or pasta fan.