Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make meal for dinner tonight that the whole family will love? This Easy Homemade Turkey Sausage Pasta is the perfect solution. With its savory blend of homemade turkey sausage, tomatoes, and pasta, this dish is sure to become a favorite in your household. As far as pasta dishes go, this is one of our best simple recipes.
Best of all, it can be ready in just 30 minutes, making it a great option for busy weeknights. So why not give it a try and see for yourself how tasty and satisfying this comforting meal can be?
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Making your own sausage with ground turkey and spices is a great way to enjoy a healthy and delicious alternative to store-bought options. By using ground turkey, you can create a leaner sausage that is packed with flavor and protein.
This recipe is a flavorful and easy-to-make dish that features a homemade ground turkey made with a blend of herbs and spices.
Recipe Tip: Do you like it spicy? Adjust the amount of red pepper flakes to enhance the heat of the homemade sausage.
This flavorful sausage recipe uses fennel seed, Italian seasoning, sage, thyme, garlic powder, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Add red pepper flakes as desired depending on the amount of heat your family enjoys.
Pasta, Olive Oil, Ground Turkey, Fennel Seed, Dried Thyme, Dried Sage, Garlic Powder, Nutmeg, Red Pepper Flakes (optional), Salt, Pepper, Diced Tomatoes, Parmesan Cheese.
Step-by-Step Recipe Directions
To make Simple Turkey Sausage with Pasta, start by cooking the pasta. Boil a large pot of water and cook pasta to al dente per the package directions. Set the cooked pasta aside until ready to use.
Recipe Tip: Penne pasta is our personal favorite pasta to use in this recipe. To make this a more healthy recipe, try whole-grain pasta.
Heat a large skillet or pot over medium heat to medium-high heat. Drizzle in some olive oil. Add the ground turkey and spices. Would you rather try chicken sausage? Replace the ground turkey with ground chicken.
Mix the spices into the ground meat while breaking it up into smaller pieces. Continue to cook until the turkey is no longer pink.
Add a can of diced tomatoes to the cooked ground turkey. Stir in the tomatoes and heat for 1-2 minutes until warm.
Recipe Tip: Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes add a wonderful flavor and a bit of heat to this dish.
Add the pasta and stir well, heating through and coating the pasta with the sauce.
The Simple Turkey Sausage with Pasta is ready to serve. Top with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese if desired.
Recipe Tip: Add a bit of color and flavor and top with some fresh chopped basil.
The best type of pasta to use in homemade turkey sausage pasta is largely a matter of personal preference. However, some popular choices include penne, rigatoni, and fusilli.
You can make homemade turkey sausage pasta healthier by using whole-grain pasta, adding plenty of vegetables (like fresh spinach, broccoli, or carrots), and using lean ground turkey. You can also reduce the amount of oil or cheese in the recipe to cut down on calories.
Homemade turkey sausage pasta will typically last for 3-4 days in the refrigerator when stored in an airtight container.
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It takes just a few spices to make a delicious and flavorful homemade ground turkey sausage. Use this homemade turkey sausage recipe and make turkey sausage patties for breakfast, or maybe use it to make some simple, flavorful ground turkey tacos.
We hope you enjoy this pasta recipe using our flavorful homemade sausage mixture. We are sure it will become one of your family's favorite weeknight dinners. The incredible flavors of this simple recipe will have everyone asking for more.
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Easy Homemade Turkey Sausage Pasta
- 1 pound Ground Turkey
- 1 teaspoon Fennel Seed
- 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- ½ teaspoon Sage dried
- ½ teaspoon Thyme dried
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Black Pepper
- ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
- Pinch Red Pepper Flakes if desired
- 14.5 ounces Diced Tomatoes or more if desired *see notes
- 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil appx.
- 8 ounces Pasta Penne or your favorite
- Grated Parmesan Cheese if desired
- Cook The pasta according to package directions, drain, and set aside.
- Heat a skillet over medium to medium-high heat.
- Drizzle olive oil, about 1 tablespoon into the hot skillet. Add the ground turkey and the spices.
- Using a wooden spoon, mix the spices into the ground meat while breaking it into pieces. Cook the ground turkey until no longer pink.
- Add the diced tomatoes and stir well. Heat through.
- Add the pasta and mix well. Stir until the pasta is well covered with the sauce and is heated through. Drizzle with more olive oil if desired.
- Top with Parmesan cheese and serve.