Pasta with Sausage & Tomatoes

During most of the year, if I am making a ‘short’ pasta dish, I add vegetables to it, making it a quick, one-dish dinner.

I don’t do that when using ‘long’ pasta (spaghetti, tagliatelle, etc.) and I don’t do it in the fall when we are eating the acorn and / or delicata squash at every meal.

Besides, I try not to be too predictable.

Mon mari is happy as long as I add big handfuls of sage.

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Pasta with Sausage & Tomatoes

An easy pasta dish that is a favorite at our house. You could add some spinach or white or red beans to make it a one-dish dinner

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Pasta


  • 10oz (300gr) sausages, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp paprika, (smoked)
  • 68 fresh sage leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 3/4 cup (15oz, 450gr) whole tomatoes, chopped, with all juicesed
  • 1 1/4 cup (4oz, 120gr) curly pasta


  • Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  • Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion and sauté 5 minutes.
  • Add sausage, garlic, paprika, and sauté until sausage is browned, 5 – 7 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, their juices, sage, turn heat to low and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes.
  • When pasta is done, drain and add to skillet, stir to combine and serve.


If you don’t have fresh sage, substitute 1 tbs dried – or use your favorite herb. For an extra kick you could add some hot peppers.



  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 584
  • Sugar: 9.9 g
  • Sodium: 1121.2 mg
  • Fat: 21.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 64.1 g
  • Fiber: 8.6 g
  • Protein: 35.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 45 mg

Keywords: pasta, sausage, tomatoes

Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes & Sage

I saw a bunny today.

Actually, I saw it twice. I’m sure it was the same one as it went in and out of the same link in the fence both times.

It’s the first one I’ve seen all summer. The neighbor / farmer plowed and planted the field that had been home to all the bunnies and it appeared that they had all moved on to new living quarters. Now that it’s harvested it seems some have moved back.

Oh well…. The potager is done for the year and it will give Guapa something to bark at. I’ll have to remember to close the gates securely again. I don’t want a big one to get stuck inside….. Poor old Guapa would wear herself out quickly trying to chase it around.

2 thoughts on “Pasta with Sausage & Tomatoes”

  1. This looks yummy! We like one dish meals like this. I usually leave all the liquid from the tomatoes in, add a little extra tomato juice and just toss in the pasta and let it cook in the pot with everything else rather than dirty two pots. 🙂

    We have lots of buns all the time here. We also have Ring cameras outside and when there’s movement within their range, a chime goes off on our phones. Lately, the chimes have been going off a lot because the buns are eating all of my Hollyhock Malva by the back door in what I’m guessing is an effort to fatten up for the upcoming colder weather. It’s driving Murphy crazy because he knows what those chimes are. He barks until we tell him to stop, lays down and waits for the next chime to go off, then starts all over. He can’t chase them though because he goes out on a ‘run’. Even though we’re on three acres, we’re also 350 feet from a fairly busy road and that’s the first direction he heads when he’s not on that run leash. sigh

    • I’ve done that with orzo but never with larger pasta – have to try it next time.
      I don’t think Guapa sees them all the time but she can smell them so goes looking when she’s out. But she only goes out at night – she does a lot of barking without knowing why lol

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