Classic Flavours of Pizza Meet Pasta


1 lb whole grain fusilli or rotini pasta
1 lb turkey sausage
6 oz bocconcini. roughly chopped
1 pint organic grape tomatoes, quartered
1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, sliced (optional)
1-1/2 cups sliced fresh basil, or to taste
3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1-1/2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1-1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp ground black pepper


  1. In large pot of simmering water, prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to pot. Let cool to room temperature.
  2. Remove sausage from casing and heat in skillet over medium heat, crumbling sausage as it cooks.
  3. Add sausage to pasta along with bocconcini, tomatoes. olives and basil. Whisk together oil, vinegar, oregano and black pepper. Toss dressing with pasta mixture.

Makes 6 servings.

Source: Sage magazine