Pasta with Olives, Sausage and Tomatoes

Pasta with Olives, Sausage and Tomatoes

Savory sausage, ripe tomatoes and flavorful black olives combine in this quick and easy pasta recipe. It's a hearty fall or winter dinner in just 30 minutes.

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  • 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup chopped yellow or sweet onion

  • 3/4-lb. low fat Italian turkey sausage

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

  • 1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes in juice, undrained

  • 1 cup Lindsay® Black Ripe Olives

  • 1/4 cup tomato paste

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

  • 1 pound farfalle (butterflies), fusilli, penne or other pasta

  • 1/2 cup finely shredded fresh Parmesan or Romano cheese

Cooking Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat.

  2. Add onion; sauté until softened about 5 minutes.

  3. Remove sausage from casings; crumble into pan.

  4. Add garlic and, if desired, pepper flakes.

  5. Increase heat to medium-high; sauté until sausage is golden brown.

  6. Stir in tomatoes, olives, tomato paste, bay leaf, basil, rosemary and oregano.

  7. Bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat and simmer 15 to 20 minutes.

  8. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain.

  9. Transfer pasta into serving bowl; toss with sauce. Top with cheese.

  10. Red Wine Sauce: If desired, add 1/2 cup red wine after browning sausage. Simmer 5 minutes and proceed with recipe as directed.


  • Calories506
  • Fat15g
  • Protein26g
  • Cholesterol38mg
  • Total Carbs68g
  • Fiber5g

Percent (%) Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your calorie needs.