Pasta Primavera With Italian Turkey Sausage

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This Primavera uses fresh veggies from your garden (or in my case, the farmer's market) and turkey sausage. The sauce is a lot lighter and more refreshing than most primavera recipes and my husband and I love to have it in the summer for a healthy pasta dish. I have also successfully used sweet italian sausage here as well. It is from and states to cut the raw turkey sausage into slices. But I brown it well, then cut it and proceed with the below instructions.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place farfalle in pot and cook 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente; drain.
  2. Place sausage in a large skillet over medium heat and cook until evenly brown; set aside.
  3. Heat 3 T oil in skillet. Stir in garlic and onion, and cook until tender.
  4. Mix in zucchini, squash, tomatoes, bell pepper and basil. Dissolve bouillon in the mixture. Season with red pepper. Stir in remaining oil. Continue cooking 10 minutes.
  5. Mix pasta, sausage and cheese into skillet. Continue cooking 5 minutes, or until heated through.


Most Helpful

Wow, this was delicious and healthy! I used whole wheat pasta and it was still better than most primaveras I've had in restaurants. I will definitely make this again before the farmer's market is over. Thank you.

Katanashrp July 21, 2012

Yummy! We loved this recipe! If you & your guests don't like spicy food, I would suggest omitting the red pepper flakes. My husband & I loved the heat but my Mom found it too spicy for her. I only made some minor changes: I used regular turkey sausage as that is what I always have on hand; I omitted the onion as a personal preference & omitted the squash as my grocer didn't have any on my shopping day; I used 2 Tbsp dried basil instead of the fresh leaves. Loads & loads of flavour & quite easy to make.

Debbb July 03, 2008

I made this last night, but substituted ground turkey, due to hubby's cholesterol. Milder, but still flavorful. Great for summer when its too hot to do much cooking!

Ali00004 June 26, 2007

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