Fresh Tomato, Sausage, and Pecorino Pasta

Total Time
20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is from Cooking Light's best of 2010. This was wonderful!!! I altered this recipe to my family's tastes. This is a drier dish the way I make it. If you want it saucier, decrease the pasta or increase the tomatoes. This is great with/without crushed red peppers!! FYI...ROMANO IS KEY IN THIS RECIPE!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to direction, omitting fat and salt. Drain.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Remove casings from sausage. Add oil to pan and add sausage and onions (and crushed red peppers, if using). Cook for 4 minutes, stirring to crumble sausage. Add garlic, cook 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes; cook 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in pasta, 2 tablespoons cheese, salt and pepper. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and basil.