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Tasty Eats | Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes and Turkey Sausage

I was flipping through the August issue of Instyle and found a delicious recipe for spaghetti with toasted garlic and cherry tomatoes. I made some adjustments like taking out ricotta salata (because we didn't have any at our store) and added a turkey & basil sausage to make it more of a complete meal. The cherry tomatoes make this an easy and light Summer dish to make. 
Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes and Turkey Sausage

What You'll Need:

¾ lb dried spaghetti
1 tbsp butter
3 cups cherry tomatoes
 ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves - I added in some minced garlic as well because we like garlic in our house
⅓ cup chopped parsley - didn't add this because we didn't have any
⅓ cup chopped basil - used fresh and dried basil
¼ cup grated Parmesan
2 tbsp lemon juice
salt, pepper & red pepper flakes to taste
1 package turkey basil sausage - or any meat you want to add

Directions

1. In a large pot bring salted water to a boil and cook pasta until al dente - 7-9 minutes
2. Reserve 1 cup of water to use later
3. While the pasta is cooking, in a large saucepan melt butter in olive oil over low heat. Add the garlic and a pinch of salt and stir frequently until the garlic is tender - not brown - then remove from heat
4. Add pasta to garlic oil; toss to coat overly low heat
5. At the same time, start cooking your sausage
6. Add in the cherry tomatoes, parsley, basil, Parmesan, red pepper flakes, turkey sausage and toss quickly
7. If the pasta looks dry add some of the reserved water
8.  Remove from heat and add lemon juice, toss well and add salt & pepper to taste. 
9. Top with a few pieces of fresh basil and enjoy! 
Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes and Turkey Sausage
I realize the pasta on hot days is not really appetizing, but something about this recipe is so light and fresh!! We had enough for leftovers for lunch and it was just as great on the second day.

What's your favorite pasta dish to make?


73 comments

  1. Yum, this recipe looks deliciously fabulous!!!! Perfect for a light summer meal :)!

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  2. Oooh I love a simple, light pasta dish during the summer and this looks like it's exactly that! The hubs would be all about that sausage! :)

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  3. This sounds so good and easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  4. I loving using fresh herbs and lemon juice in pasta dishes! The cherry tomatoes look yummy too!! :)

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  5. You have the best light and flavorful recipes!! I love turkey sausage and with the sweet lil cherry tomatoes......perfection!!! Happy Tuesday!

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  6. That turkey and basil sausage sounds amazing! I've been on such a turkey and chicken sausage kick lately, definitely giving this a try!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  7. My kind of dish - easy and delicious and it's PASTA my favorite! Yum!

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  8. I love light pasta dishes in the summer! My mom just gave me a TON of cheery tomatoes from her garden and I was wondering what they heck to do with them - I think I found it :)

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  9. I've never tried cooking with turkey sausage, but I bet this adds some great flavor to the dish while still keeping it summer-appropriate!
    xoxo B | The Sequin Notebook

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  10. This looks delicious AND healthy. Thanks for the recipe lady!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  11. This looks delicious and I have almost all of these ingredients!! I like garlic too, so I would be adding extra!!

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  12. Oooh, girl- this look so fresh + yummy!
    My fave pasta dish (although I rarely make it; it's so rich!) is a cinnamon bacon carbonara. CRAZY good, but crazy bad for you. ;)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  13. i am LOVING this recipe. looks yummy :) pasta is my fave.

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  14. Yummmmm! Sometimes those recipes in the back of magazines are quite delish! This looks amazing <3

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  15. Looks like a man approved meal for sure! Anything that involves cheese and carbs I am down with no matter what time of year!

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  16. Looks to light and fresh. I don't really eat pasta these days but would be great for a party or BBQ too.

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  17. Yummy! You always find the best recipes!

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  18. YUM! I love anything with garlic and fresh tomatoes. And i miss cooking with both ingredients. I've had to really simplify (on the taste bud area) my cooking with kids. But I do hope to return to the yummy, savory dishes soon. i just have picky eaters! haha

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  19. Looks delicious lady!!! I think that chicken would be good in it too. Thank you so much for sharing, I'll definitely make this!! :-)

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  20. well i think pasta is always a good idea. or is that champagne? or both? hehe. love how light but filling this looks. i mean not really light but it's a good meal! i'm gonna stop rambling nonsense and go pin this! xo

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  21. Yum!!! I have most of the ingredients here that need to be used, looks like this will be the way to do it!

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  22. That looks so delicious. Don't you love personalizing recipes to make them work for you? I find that I'm constantly changing up something to make it easier or something David will like...

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  23. oh my gosh so yummy! there are so many delicious recipes on my feed this morning, it's killing me!

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  24. that looks AMAZING! I crave pasta all the time no matter what the weather is outside. Something about a good bowl of pasta....you can't go wrong!

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  25. This looks great! I actually like a pasta meal in the summer if you keep the ingredients light. It's nice to have a one dish meal and lunch leftovers work cold or hot!

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  26. Such a simple recipe…love it! I'll totally have to make it.

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  27. That looks light and "summery" to me! I was just telling my husband yesterday how badly I am craving pasta..I can't even remember the last time I had it! Better get my butt to the store to make something similar to this.. ;)

    xo. Morgan / Morning Apple

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  28. Oh yum, this looks so good! I love a good summer spin on pasta, I may have to borrow this recipe for dinner tonight.

    prosecco in the park

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  29. I love pasta and this looks so easy!!! Must try.

    Brooke

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  30. Yum this looks delicious! I love making blackened shrimp pasta or anything pesto so it's not too rich or creamy in the summer months!

    C's Collection
    http://chelseascollection.com

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  31. This looks so good! Tomato and basil is one of my favorite combinations ever and I'm always using it in my cooking. So jealous you can find basil turkey sausage -- I usually have to go with spinach turkey sausage! Happy Tuesday!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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  32. YUM! This sounds delicious and is so perfect for summer!

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  33. Look at YOU being all spontaneous in the kitchen substituting things (I'm so deficient in my culinary skills this is a big deal to me lol!)

    This sounds so yummy, thank you as always for sharing your recipe xoxo

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  34. Ooh that looks so good!
    We nominated you for the versatile blogger award! Check out our post for more details:
    http://www.halesaaw.com/2015/07/the-versatile-blog-award.html#more

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  35. So yummy! I have never met a pasta I didn't like and this sounds amazing with the turkey sausage!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  36. We just quinoa pasta last night with "Spinach Bites" - they're in the health food section - almost like chicken nuggets but made out of spinach - we LOVE those babies!

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  37. Yum! Anything with sausage is a total win in my book, I love it!

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  38. Mmmm this sounds delish! I'm all about one dish meals this summer, ha ha!

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  39. Looks good! I love anything with basil during the summer, it's such a "fresh" taste!

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  40. This looks delicious and actually refreshing for a pasta dish - perfect for these last hot months of summer!

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  41. Yum this sounds good! I love recipes that call for cherry tomatos.. for some reason they seem better than regular ones haha!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  42. This sounds so delicious!!! I'm always on the hunt for a great new recipe.

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  43. My favorite pasta dish is a simple angel hair with tomatoes and basil! I'm a vegetarian and lactose intolerant, so it's a perfect vegan dish for me. I love that the tomatoes give it a fresher feel, especially if you use really nice tomatoes or even heirloom tomatoes!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

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  44. Yum! I'll definitely be making this for myself in the near future. :)

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  45. I love a good and healthy pasta dish especially spaghetti or angel hair for Summer. This dish looks great and light for thesew hot months. Plus it is so pretty!

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  46. Yummm!! That looks so delicious!! Can't wait to try.

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  47. That looks so yummy & perfect for summer! I love any meal that includes pasta!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  48. This looks so tasty! I love pasta, whenever I don't have an idea what to make for dinner, I always go with pasta ;)

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  49. That looks delicious! I feel like it would be great cold also!

    xx,
    Susie

    www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

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  50. That looks delicious! I'm all about quick/easy meals during the week and this sounds like it would be perfect! I need to start checking out the recipes in my InStyle...I always seem to miss them ;)

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  51. Pasta dishes like this with veggies are my favorite in the summer! I love the big grates of cheese, too :)

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  52. I'm not a huge pasta person, but this looks amazing!! Definitely something Jeff would love too!

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  53. anything with cherry tomatoes is a winner in my book. i love the idea of adding sausage, that would definitely make it more filling. thanks for sharing!

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  54. This looks delicious! Sharing this with a few of my co-workers!
    xo Southern Style

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  55. I can eat pasta at any time of year lol....Where did you get the turkey basil sausage?

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  56. yuum! turkey sausage is the best! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  57. Yum!!!! Now I am craving pasta real bad! That looks delicious :)

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  58. Ohhhh YUM! I am loving all your recipes lately friend- keep 'em coming! :)

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  59. Looks delicious and turkey sausage is much healthier. It would be great with some spicy peppers as well.

    xx Falasha
    Bite My Fashion ll Instagram ll Bloglovin'

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  60. Oooo i am pinning this! Also, your food photography is on point!

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  61. This sounds so summery and delicious!

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  62. Yum! I love light summer pasta dishes!

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  63. Mmmmmm! My dad has been growing cherry tomatoes, so would love to use some of his for this recipe. This looks amazing!!!!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  64. This looks delicious!! And would be great with zoodles too!

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  65. This looks delicious, and easy! The best kind of recipe! Thanks for sharing! xo

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  66. I will be making this soon, what a delicious combination! Xo, Stephanie

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