This Spicy Sausage Tuscan Pasta dish is one of our go-to recipes that looks and tastes like a restaurant-quality meal but couldn’t be more easy to make. It’s all about those fresh, robust flavors!
What do you call a meal that tastes like exquisite fine dining, looks like the perfect dreamy, date-night meal, and feels like an easy week-night dinner to prepare? Hint – you don’t really need one and it wasn’t really a question. This Spicy Sausage Tuscan Pasta is all that and then some.
We love eating pasta at home just as much as the next family, which is to say A LOT! And this spicy sausage Tuscan pasta is packed with incredible flavor. I made the dish even easier by using local-made spiced sausage meat. Since the meat is already seasoned, I don’t have to add extra spices. But you’re welcome to use ground turkey or chicken instead. Or if you’d like to keep it vegetarian, sub the meat with mushrooms instead.
I also love elevating the carbs with some healthy, robust flavors, and one way of doing this is by packing the dish with some vegetable goodness, and I do that by using my Marinara Sauce with Hidden Vegetables. It’s a super simple, flavorful sauce to make that’s packed with carrots, celery, zucchini, onions and tomatoes. The cannellini beans yield a classic creamy, nutty texture and flavor to this Tuscan pasta dish, which is also paired with Kalamata olives, roasted sweet red pepper and then rosemary and parsley for some earthy freshness, and a whole lot of spices.
I’m also really excited to be partnering with Dreamfields Pasta today to bring you this heartier, healthier, and altogether awesome spicy sausage Tuscan pasta dish! Dreamfields pasta is a great way to enjoy your pasta and feel good about it at the same time because it helps you eat a little better. Each cup of cooked pasta has 5 grams of fiber and 7 grams of plant protein, plus it’s got inulin, a prebiotic fiber that promotes healthy digestion. They also come in the traditional pasta shapes like Rotini, Penne, Elbows, Spaghetti, Linguine, Lasagna and more.
Easy comfort food with fresh, hearty flavors in a dish that’s a little healthier – this spicy sausage Tuscan pasta is one of our go-to recipes, and I hope you guys love it just as much as we do!
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Spicy Sausage Tuscan Pasta
- 340 g rotini pasta uncooked
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
- 340 g fresh chicken sausage or turkey sausage, 12 oz (casings removed)
- ½ tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes adjust to your preferences
- ¼ teaspoon salt or to taste, if needed
- 1 recipe Marinara Sauce with Hidden Vegetables OR 25 oz / 1 bottle of pre-made marinara sauce
- 1 can cannellini beans 15 ounce can (rinsed and drained)
- 4 sprigs fresh rosemary chopped
- ⅔ cup sliced Kalamata olives
- 3 roasted sweet red peppers sliced
- 1 cup chicken stock optional (or vegetable stock or water)
- 4 green onions thinly sliced
- Chopped parsley to top
- Freshly grated parmesan cheese to top
- Prepare the pasta according to package directions. Drain and place in a large bowl. Set aside.340 g rotini pasta
- While the pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large non-stick skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic, and cook and stir for 30 seconds just to soften.1 tbsp olive oil, 3 cloves garlic
- Add sausage and red pepper flakes. Cook the sausage for 10 - 12 minutes or until completely cooked, while stirring to break it up. Taste and season with salt if needed.340 g fresh chicken sausage, ½ tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes, ¼ teaspoon salt
- Stir in marinara sauce, cannellini beans and rosemary. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and bring to a simmer. Stir in olives and red peppers. Add stock or water if mixture seems dry. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through.340 g rotini pasta, 1 recipe Marinara Sauce with Hidden Vegetables OR, 1 can cannellini beans, 4 sprigs fresh rosemary, ⅔ cup sliced Kalamata olives, 3 roasted sweet red peppers, 1 cup chicken stock
- Add the sauce to pasta and toss to combine. Sprinkle with green onions. Finish with parsley and parmesan cheese, as desired.340 g rotini pasta, 4 green onions, Freshly grated parmesan cheese, Chopped parsley
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