Whole Wheat Pasta with Sausage, Peas and Ricotta - A fast and healthy one-pot pasta recipe
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Whole Wheat Pasta with Sausage, Peas and Ricotta

This hearty one-pot pasta meal is filled with whole wheat bowtie pasta, sweet Italian turkey sausage and creamy ricotta cheese.
Course Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pasta dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 571kcal
Author Liz Della Croce


  • 8 ounces whole wheat bowties or pasta of choice
  • 4 sweet Italian turkey sausage links casings removed
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 cup green peas fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese plus extra for garnish
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley or basil optional garnish
  • chili flakes - optional garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Prepare pasta according to package instructions reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.
  • Pre-heat a large deep skillet over medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray. Cook sausage until a golden brown crust forms and meat is fully cooked through, about 7-9 minutes.
  • Add garlic and green peas to the pan and heat until warmed through, about 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in reserved cooking liquid from pasta, parmesan cheese and olive oil. Add cooked pasta to the pot and toss well. Heat until warmed through, another 4-5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in fresh minced parsley. Check for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
  • Pour pasta into a large serving bowl or between four large pasta bowls. Dollop each with 1/4 cup ricotta cheese and garnish with chili flakes and extra parmesan cheese to serve.


Calories: 571kcal | Carbohydrates: 45.8g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 11.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 20.4g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 1413mg | Fiber: 8.3g | Sugar: 5.9g