sausage and tomato pasta in a bowl

Sausage and Tomato Pasta

This sausage and tomato pasta comes together quickly and easily, in under 30 minutes, for a fresh, delicious dinner.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword sausage and tomato pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 500kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 8 oz. penne pasta uncooked
  • 8 oz. sweet or mild Italian sausage ground
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 1/4 lbs. tomatoes chopped
  • 6 Tbsp Parmesan cheese grated and divided
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves torn or chopped


  • Cook pasta according to package directions, drain.
  • Heat a non stick pan over medium high heat, Add oil to pan.
  • Add sausage and onion and cook for 4-5 minutes or until sausage is cooked through and crumbly.
  • Add garlic and tomatoes and cook for 2 -3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in pasta. Add 2 Tbsp cheese, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Sprinkle top with remaining cheese and basil.


Calories: 500kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 692mg | Potassium: 664mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1318IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 2mg