Recipe Corner April 2022 - Pasta with Turkey Sausage and Peas

April 29, 2022

Pasta with Turkey Sausage and Peas

Submitted by Kathryn Scelzo


1 pound pasta (orecchiette, penne, or shells)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound ground turkey
1 tablespoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 medium onion chopped
4 cloves garlic pressed or minced
1 28-ounce can crushed DeLallo San Marzano tomatoes
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves plus more for garnish (optional), thinly sliced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup half and half
2 cups frozen peas
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 


  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted water according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the ground turkey, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, kosher salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes. Use a wooden spoon to break up the turkey meat and cook for 5 minutes, stirring, until cooked through and browned. Stir in the onion and garlic and cook until the onion softens, about 3-4 minuets. Add the tomatoes and basil then season with the kosher salt and black pepper. Simmer for 15 minutes then stir in the half and half and frozen peas, then cook for 5 minutes. Toss the penne noodles with the sauce and top with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.
Original recipe adapted from