Spring – Sausage Toss

Ingredients Nutrition

Servings 4-6

Optional to add other spring veggies to the dish.


  • 4 spicy sausage, like italian (Hot sausage works very well in this dish)
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt
  • 34 cup any color sweet pepper, cut into narrow strips
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • A package fusilli, a package rigatoni pasta (3 cups) or a package ziti pasta (3 cups)
  • .25 cup of fresh mint, chopped (optional)
  • .25 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped


  1. Cook the pasta accoring to instructions and drain. Keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile remove sausage meat from the casings.
  3. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat., add sausage meat, garlic, salt & chopped onions, stir to crumble meat
  4. Cook about 6 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink.
  5. Add tomatoes to the meat mixture, turn heat to high and bring to a boil, add peppers.
  6. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Stir in drained, cooked pasta, mint & basil.
  8. Remove from heat and serve.
  9. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
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