Thursday, July 17, 2008

Turkey Sausage & Arugula Pasta




This is another recipe from my cooking group Weekend Wizards. I really liked this pasta dish. It was from Eating Well. Here is the original recipe with my changes noted.

I have submitted this recipe to Presto Pasta Nights at http://www.prestopastanights.com/

Turkey Sausage & Arugula Pasta

12 oz whole-wheat short pasta (I used 13 oz Rotini)
8 oz hot Italian turkey sausage links, removed from casings (I used 19 oz package)
3 cloves garlic, chopped
8 cups arugula, or baby spinach (I used 5 oz arugula)
2 cups halved cherry tomatoes (used grape tomatoes)
1/2 cup finely shredded Pecorino Romano or Parmesean cheese, plus more to taste
1 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil (I omitted this)


Cook pasta according to pasta directions (mine was 14 minutes).
Keep 1/2 cup pasta water.
Cook sausage in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until cooked for about 7 minutes. (I drained most of the grease).
Stir in garlic, tomatoes, and arugula and cook for about 3 minutes.
Whisk together the cheese, salt, and pepper with 1/2 cup reserved pasta cooking water.
Toss mixture with pasta and sausage mixture.
Sprinkle with additional cheese and serve.

4 comments:

Joelen said...

Looks great and love that it's not so heavy!

Ruth Daniels said...

It does look wonderful. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

Maryanna said...

What a colorful dish! Looks good.

Karree said...

I love, love, love this recipe!!