Hot Italian sausage, sweet tomatoes and fresh basil are tossed with bowtie pasta in this easy, flavor-packed main dish. Try this recipe with classic Italian pork sausage or leaner chicken or turkey sausage if you prefer.
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3/4 pound farfalle (bowtie) pasta
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound hot Italian sausage
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 bunch fresh basil, leaves torn into pieces
1 pound cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
2 ounces Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, shaved or shredded
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook until just tender, about 8 minutes. Drain and toss in olive oil. Set aside. Meanwhile, preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Squeeze sausage from casing into pan, crumbling it into small pieces. Add garlic and cook until sausage is browned and cooked through, 7 to 10 minutes. Toss cooked sausage with pasta, basil, tomatoes, cheese, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Per Serving:540 calories (210 from fat), 24g total fat, 8g saturated fat, 45mg cholesterol, 970mg sodium, 56g carbohydrates, (3 g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 25g protein.