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30 Minute Creamy Sausage and Tomato Pasta Recipe

Creamy sausage and tomato pasta is one of the easiest and most delicious pasta recipes you and your family will love!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Budget friendly dinner, comfort food, Easy Family Dinner
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 432kcal


  • Large Skillet
  • large pot
  • colander
  • Slotted Spoon


  • 12 ounces penne pasta
  • 1 pound Turkey Italian Sausage
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 16 ounces Italian-style diced tomatoes
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese for topping
  • fresh chopped basil optional garnish


  • Cook the pasta in salted water Al Dente, according to package directions.
  • While pasta is cooking, brown the sausage and drain grease.
  • Add the onions and garlic to the sausage and saute for a couple of minutes.
  • Pour in the entire can of diced tomatoes and the tomato sauce and heat through.
  • Pour in the half-and-half and heat through. The longer you cook the sauce the thicker it will get so simmer it until it is the consistency you want.
  • Add the basil and let it simmer for a few minutes.
  • Finally, mix the sausage sauce with the pasta.
  • Top each serving with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and fresh basil (if desired).


Serve with garlic bread and side salad.


Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 1092mg | Potassium: 637mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 542IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 9mg