Bow Tie Pasta and Italian Turkey Sausage Skillet Meal

This is a recipe that I like to whip up right from the pantry.  I buy my turkey sausages from a deli in a specialty store where I buy most of my fruits and vegetables. 

They don’t always have the turkey sausages so when I see them available, and even better, when they’re on sale, I buy a number of them and freeze each one separately in a snack-size Ziploc bag.

If you don’t happen to have turkey sausages on hand, it would also taste great with ground turkey, ground beef, ground pork, or a combination of these meats. 

Feel free to use another type of pasta too if you like.

This dish tastes delish served with a salad, and warms up nicely for leftovers. 

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Here’s how to make it.

Boil the bow tie pasta until it’s al dente.

While the pasta is boiling, cut the onion and bell pepper in slices (about ¼ to ½ inch wide).

Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add the sausage; squeeze the sausage out of its casing into small pieces.

As the sausage is cooking, add the sliced onions and bell peppers. 

I find that the turkey sausage tends to cook a bit on the dry side so I add some olive oil with it; add half of the olive oil; reserve the other half for use later.

Then, add the red pepper flakes…..

…..and half of the pepper; reserve the other half for garnish.

Add the dried oregano.  I also had some fresh oregano on hand so I added just a bit with the dried oregano.

Add the salt, and gently stir all of the ingredients in the skillet together.

Then, add the cut tomatoes and water.

Stir all of the ingredients together.

Add just 1 tablespoon of the parsley; reserve the other tablespoon for garnish.

Add the drained al dente pasta, and gently stir the ingredients together.

Add the slices of mozzarella on top of the ingredients in the skillet leaving space in between each slice.

Add each teaspoon of ricotta cheese in between each slice of mozzarella.

Garnish with the remaining olive oil, pepper, and parsley. Lastly, sprinkle the parmesan cheese on top.

Cover the skillet with a lid and let simmer until the mozzarella cheese is melted (about 5 minutes).

Enjoy!

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Bow Tie Pasta and Italian Turkey Sausage Skillet Meal

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 ½ cup uncooked bow tie pasta
2 Italian turkey sausages
½ bell pepper
½ onion
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 dashes salt
¼ cup water
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 can cut tomatoes (14.5 ounces)
2 tablespoons cut fresh parsley (or 2 teaspoons dried parsley)
6 thick slices mozzarella
8 heaping teaspoons ricotta
2 teaspoons grated parmesan cheese

Directions:

Boil the bow tie pasta until it's al dente. While the pasta is boiling, cut the onion and bell pepper in slices (about ¼ to ½ inch wide). Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add the sausage; squeeze the sausage out of its casing into pieces about the size of a quarter.

As the sausage is cooking, add the sliced onions and bell peppers. Add half of the olive oil; reserve the other half for use later. Then, add the red pepper flakes, and half of the pepper; reserve the other half of the pepper for garnish. Add the oregano, and salt. Gently stir all of the ingredients in the skillet together.

Then, add the cut tomatoes and water. Stir all of the ingredients together. Add just 1 tablespoon of the parsley; reserve the other tablespoon for garnish. Add the drained al dente pasta, and gently stir the ingredients together.

Add the slices of mozzarella on top of the ingredients in the skillet leaving space in between each slice. Add each teaspoon of ricotta cheese in between each slice of mozzarella. Garnish with the remaining olive oil, pepper, and parsley. Lastly, sprinkle the parmesan cheese on top.

Cover the skillet with a lid and let simmer until the mozzarella cheese is melted (about 5 minutes). Serve hot right out of the skillet.

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26 Responses to “Bow Tie Pasta and Italian Turkey Sausage Skillet Meal”

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    Raymond @ The Pastry Dream — September 17, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    That looks so delicious! Definitely giving it a try for this week dinner =) All the pictures looked very good!

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    • CouponClippingCook — September 17th, 2011 @ 8:09 pm

      Hi Raymond, thank you. Have a nice rest of the weekend.

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    Tina@flourtrader — September 18, 2011 at 2:31 am

    This is a great one dish meal and most of these ingredients I have on hand. Nothing like a comforting bowl of italian pasta!

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    Ann — September 18, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Oh, Delicious! Who wouldn’t love this? To me, it’s practically the ultimate comfort meal! I love the step-by-step photos!

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    • CouponClippingCook — September 18th, 2011 @ 9:58 am

      Thank you Ann.

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    Beth — September 18, 2011 at 9:54 am

    I love one pot meals!! This looks like such a tasty dinner! Yummy!

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    • CouponClippingCook — September 18th, 2011 @ 9:59 am

      Hi Beth, thank you.

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    Madison Chloe Marie — September 18, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Oh my, I am truly missing my Turkey sausage since I’ve gone abroad, there’s no Turkey to be found here = ( This dish tugging on my strings… Everything looks delish.

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    • CouponClippingCook — September 18th, 2011 @ 7:27 pm

      Hi Madison, thank you very much.

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    myFudo — September 19, 2011 at 1:19 am

    Wow!! Such a delicacy, I can imagine the sweet aroma while you were preparing it. The pasta looks really good :)

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    • CouponClippingCook — September 19th, 2011 @ 9:37 pm

      Thank you! You’re right, it’s one of those dishes that makes the house smell really good when it’s cooking.

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    Anne — September 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I made this tonight. It is a keeper! Everyone had second helpings. I used a sweet fire roasted red pepper instead of green. That was the only change I made.

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    • CouponClippingCook — September 25th, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

      Hi Anne, I’m so glad you liked it. The sweet fire roasting pepper sounds great with this dish. I’m going to try that instead of the green bell pepper next time.

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    Simply Tia — November 17, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Made this again, today with some modifications this time. It was just as delicious as the first time I made them! When I make my blog post on it, I will link this recipe so that others can have it too!

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    • CouponClippingCook — November 17th, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

      That’s so great to hear! I’m so glad you liked it…it’s a great recipe for making modifications to also. Thank you for letting me know and thank you in advance for linking to the recipe!

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    Skinny Fat Kid — November 17, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I might have to try this tonight…not a fan of peppers but I think zucchini will work!

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    • CouponClippingCook — November 17th, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

      Zucchini sounds delicious with this recipe. I will even have to try it out with zucchini too!

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      • Skinny Fat Kid — November 17th, 2011 @ 7:56 pm

        I tried it and it was fantastic!

        http://www.skinnyfatkid.com/2011/11/sausage-and-zucchini-cheesy-pasta.html

        • CouponClippingCook — November 17th, 2011 @ 8:35 pm

          That’s great! I just went to your site and your picture of this looks so delicious! The zucchini looks delicious with the pasta. Love your blog…the dog pics are so cute too! Thank you for mentioning CouponClippingCook on your site too!

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    Bryan & YiRan — March 11, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    This looks fantastic! I’m going to make it – but I’ll probably substitute for sweet italian pork sausage, because I have no discipline :)

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 11th, 2012 @ 2:40 pm

      Thank you, so glad you like it. I think sweet Italian pork sausage sounds delicious with this recipe. Great idea.

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    CouponClippingCook — March 26, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Hi Tina, thank you for stopping by!

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    amanda — May 19, 2012 at 8:15 am

    hey! i really want to make this tonight but want to increase the amount of meat(im feeding some guys.lol)…if i do that, do i need to increase the amount of anything else? and any suggestions for maybe using a mix of different meats? or should i stick to just sausage?

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    • CouponClippingCook — May 19th, 2012 @ 9:10 am

      Hi Amanda, if you’re doubling the meat I would double the other ingredients. But if you’re just putting in some extra meat you can throw in a bit more pasta and veggies if you like but if not it should still taste delicious. This recipe tastes delicious with other meat like ground beef too. If you don’t use sausage I would increase the spices added to “heaping” teaspoons, tablespoons, and a couple extra dashes (since sausage generally has spice in it but the ground beef, pork, or ground turkey doesn’t). One person commented that she doubled the spices and it tasted great so a bit more spice should work just fine. Have a great dinner and weekend too!

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    Kristin — October 16, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    I tried this recipe with my family and it turned out delicious and fantastic! It was fun to make, a great experience with my mother. The cheese really adds more to the pasta, especially with three different kinds. The tomatoes, instead of using just water, we left the tomato juice into the entire meal so the juice could add more flavor. But other than that, it is a phenomenal dish! Wonderful job!

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    • CouponClippingCook — October 16th, 2012 @ 3:42 pm

      Hi Kristin, thank you very much for letting me know how this recipe turned out for you. So glad that you liked it. Your version with the tomato juice sounds delicious.

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