Monday, September 14, 2009

Fresh Tomato, Sausage, and Pecorino Pasta


There are so many good recipes out there, so many things to try, that I rarely make the same dish twice, even when I love it. But I'm making this pasta again tomorrow! It.was.so.good, I just don't know how else to put it. Fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, penne pasta and lots of cheese, I don't think life gets any better.

The only change I made to this recipe was using turkey sausage instead of regular, which only lightened it up and did not compromise the taste at all.

Fresh Tomato, Sausage, and Pecorino Pasta
Found in Cooking Light September 2009

Ingredients

8 ounces uncooked penne
8 ounces sweet Italian sausage
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup vertically sliced onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 1/4 pounds tomato, chopped
6 tablespoons grated, fresh pecorino Romano cheese, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup torn fresh basil leaves

Directions

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Remove casings from sausage. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add sausage and onion to pan; cook four minutes, stirring to crumble sausage. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in pasta, 2 tablespoons cheese, salt and pepper. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and basil.

Serves 4: 2 cups pasta, 1 tablespoon cheese

Per Serving: 389 cal, 10.7g fat, 21.6g prot, 4.5g fiber, 27mg chol

Points per Serving: 8

29 comments:

Lara said...

I'm getting to be same way with my recipes. I make them once and even if we love them, rarely make it again. My family gets so excited when I make something they recognize. This pasta dish looks perfect!

Jenn said...

Mmmm...Yummy pasta. I always try to change up my recipes as every so often. I think it keeps the food interesting. But every now and then I'll go back to the usual suspects.

the ungourmet said...

I love my pasta this way with just a few simple but delicious ingredients! I can understand why you would want to eat it again tomorrow! :P

Palidor said...

That looks delicious! The only thing that would make life better is dessert after that yummy pasta.

Kim said...

I hear what you're saying about cooking so many different recipes. My hubby gets excited when we have something familiar. The family loves the old favorites. This one looks like a definite pleaser. Pasta is a huge go-to for me, my all-time favorite meal :D

Melanie said...

Ok, that meal looks like something I would also eat two (or probably three) days in a row. Can't wait to try it!!

Katherine Aucoin said...

i get a lot of flack from my family because there are certain things like like to have a couple of times a month but i was too busy blogging. I've calmed the blogging down a bit to make them happy.

This is one of those pasta dishes that I truly adore. Beautiful job.

Erica said...

mmm looks like a good and filling meal. I bet your family loved it!

Only 100 calories in each of the flat outs :)

Mini Baker said...

so happy I came across your blog! you've got some great recipes and I can tell you are an awesome cook! and I LOVE pecorino cheese. I lived in Italy for a while and ate it every day!
Happy cooking!!
-Mini Baker

girlichef said...

I love pasta dishes w/ sausage...this sound so good!

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girlichef said...

double comment!!!??? LOL :D

Ingrid said...

That does say a lot when a recipe is made twice especially a food blogger. So many recipes so little time normally.
~ingrid

Kathy said...

This looks wonderful - can't wait to try it!!!

michelle said...

I love pasta with sausage! yum! I've been trying to become a follower for weeks, but for some reason it wont let me click on it! I think something must be wrong in my settings or something! boo

Alissa said...

Oh yeah, Pecorino Romano is to die for!!!! I will be trying this verrrry soon! YUMMY!

Christy said...

This looks delicious! Pasta is always a huge hit at our dinner table!

darnold23 said...

This is a definite do on my list! Thanks for sharing it.I would like to invite you to participate in Crock Pot Wednesday at diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com. Come check it out.

Pam said...

Simple, hearty and delicious - my kind of food.

doggybloggy said...

I often make the same things over and over again...and this would get into the rotation oh so easy

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

This is excellent comfort food!! So fresh and delicious! I can see why it's a favorite!

Melody said...

Thanks for the nutritional info! Healthy and tastes great? I better bookmark this one!

burpandslurp said...

When a blogger remakes a dish...it's GOTTA be good! bookmarking this one! :D

Katy ~ said...

This does sound VERY good. It's one we would have in our regular rotation as well. Certain foods we eat every month, pasta being one of them! Just the idea of fresh basil and tomato...well, I know it makes a tasty difference.

Sophie said...

A simple but tasty & lovely pasta dish!!

MMMMMMMMMMM,...

Barbara Bakes said...

Sounds like a perfect meal for early fall while the tomatoes are still great!

Debbie said...

I love pasta dishes and this sounds delicious!

Cathy said...

There's no way to improve on these flavors. I'm so going to miss tomatoes and basil when they are gone.

This is one of my favorite pastas.

Judy said...

Yumm, this is my kind of meal. Love using fresh veggies too.