• Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Pasta


Quick and easy pasta dish, great for a busy weeknight meal.



  • 1 (9-ounce) package of fettuccine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 ounces Italian turkey sausage
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups baby arugula leaves
  • 2 ounces pecorino Romano cheese, freshly grated


  1. Cook pasta according to the package. Drain in colander over a bowl, reserving 2/3 cup cooking liquid.
  2. While the pasta cooks, heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove casings from sausage and break into pieces, add to pan. Cook 3 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently.
  3. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper, cover and cook 2 minutes mashing tomatoes with the wooden spoon to break them up.
  4. Cover pan and reduce heat to low, cook 3 minutes.
  5. Remove the skillet from heat. Add pasta, reserved 2/3 cooking liquid, and arugula, toss well.
  6. Sprinkle with fresh pecorino Romano cheese and serve.