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Turkey Sausage and Tomato Sauce over Pasta

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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.

Turkey Sausage and Tomato Sauce over Pasta

5 from 2 votes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size: 1 cup pasta, 1/2 cup sauce


  • 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


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

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Serving: 1 cup pasta, 1/2 cup sauce, Calories: 297 kcal, Carbohydrates: 48 g, Protein: 17 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 31 mg, Sodium: 560 mg, Fiber: 5 g, Sugar: 4 g


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72 comments on “Turkey Sausage and Tomato Sauce over Pasta”

  1. This looks wonderful. I would like to use the sauce  over zucchini or veggies instead of pasta. Do you know how many points just for a serving of sauce?? Would be awesome to know!!
    Thank you.  

  2. This was amazing tasting and amazingly easy! My family loved it and they can’t wait for me to make again. 

  3. How many Weight Watches point is this dish under the new smart points? And how many points for sauce alone. I am having it with spaghetti squash.

  4. Hi Gina, what are the carbs, fats and protein for this recipe? I cannot find the other nutritional information. Please let me know! Thank you so much. This recipe looks simple and delicious. I would love to try.

  5. I just made this and the ricotta curdled I think. And my sauce was pink like the above reader mentioned. I think I would just leave the ricotta out all together next time.

  6. Loved this recipe, low fat and for me low carb. I used a spaghetti squash instead of pasta and it really was to die for. I grew up in a home with no healthy cooking so this has been a real help to me as I am changing my lifestyle to one of health and yummy foods. THANK YOU!