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.

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Turkey Sausage and Tomato Sauce over Pasta

297 Cals 17 Protein 48 Carbs 6 Fats
Yield: 8 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American


  • 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.


Serving: 1cup pasta, 1/2 cup sauce, Calories: 297kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 560mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 4g
Blue Smart Points: 7
Green Smart Points: 7
Purple Smart Points: 2
Points +: 8
Keywords: Kid Friendly