Turkey Sausage and Tomato Sauce over Pasta

Having a three week old leaves me with very limited time to cook dinner lately. This is a wonderful sauce that is ready in less than 20 minutes, but tastes like it’s been simmering for hours. Your family will love it! I buy my turkey sausage from the butcher, but Jennie-O and Purdue make lean Italian turkey sausage if you don’t have a good butcher nearby. You can’t beat a homemade sausage, especially from an Italian Salumeria. The ricotta cheese gives this a nice creamy texture.

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Turkey Sausage and Tomato Sauce over Pasta


  • 1 lb lean Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes (I love Tuttorosso)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, torn
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup fat free ricotta
  • 16 oz uncooked whole wheat, high fiber or low carb pasta


  1. Remove the casings from the sausage and saute in a deep skillet.
  2. When browned and cooked through, add crushed tomatoes.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cover and simmer on low for about 10 minutes.
  5. Add basil and ricotta and simmer another 5 minutes.
  6. Serve 1/2 cup sauce over approx 1 cup (2 oz dry) of your favorite cooked whole wheat, low carb or high fiber pasta.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 servings, Serving Size: 1 cup pasta, 1/2 cup sauce

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 7
  • Points +: 8
  • Calories: 297 calories
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 31mg
  • Sodium: 560mg
  • Carbohydrates: 48g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Protein: 17g
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