Turkey Sausage and Pasta #SundaySupper

Turkey Sausage and Pasta plate
Holidays can put a strain on your food budget. Maybe you try to impress guests with tempting goodies. Yummy confections or mouth-watering roasts and turkeys with all the trimmings. Sometimes just feeding the masses aka family 3 squares a day runs up the bill. Reigning in my food bill is a tough nut to crack. (That reminds me, I need nuts, ugh.) Its still okay to enjoy lobster once in a while.
This week Sunday Supper plans on serving budget-friendly meals.
Turkey Sausage and Pasta can be a very budget-friendly meal. Buying sausage in bulk is the way to go. Most stores have some sort of discount when you buy family-sized packages. These packs usually weigh 3 pounds or more.
There are only 2 people living in our household right now. So we get about 5 meals out of 3 pounds. Very economical on our end. When I see pasta my favorite pastas on sale I stock up. Same goes with sauce and sauce ingredients. Tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and tomato paste are must haves around here.

Turkey Sausage and Pasta
Turkey Sausage and Pasta lightly coated in a bbq based sauce is an inexpensive quick to make meal. Add caramelized onions, peppers and mushrooms for a complete meal.
Thanks  Shelby Ruttan and Caroline Williams for hosting this budget-friendly event. You can find their blogs at: http://www.grumpyshoneybunch.com/ and http://www.carolinescooking.com/.
Turkey Sausage and Pasta

Turkey Sausage and Pasta


  • 1 lb turkey sausage, casing removed
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sliced onions
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cups cooked pasta (I used mini penne)
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups bbq sauce (homemade or purchased)


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Break sausage into bite-sized pieces. Saute in oil until no longer pink.
  • In a small skillet, saute onions and mushrooms in butter until soft and caramelized. Add to sausage.
  • Add bbq sauce, peppers and pasta.
  • Heat thoroughly.
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Enjoy all these easy on your food bill recipes from Sunday Supper.

Save-Your-Pennies Soups:
Bean and Bacon Soup by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Mexican Turkey Bean Soup by What Smells So Good?
Pasta e Fagioli by The Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine
Turkey and Dumpling Soup by Palatable Pastime
Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup by Pancake Warriors

Budget-Savvy Bread and Salads:
Mom’s Buttermilk Biscuits by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Turkey Salad by Food Done Light

Money-Saving Mains:
Black Bean and Bell Pepper Quesadillas by My San Francisco Kitchen
Cajun Blackened Chicken Thighs by Feeding Big
Chicken Enchilada Casserole by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Chicken Enchiladas by The Freshman Cook
Chicken Piccata by Monica’s Table
Chicken Tetrazzini by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
Chimichurri Chicken Thighs by Life Tastes Good
Dutch Baby Pancakes by Brunch with Joy
Easy Cheesy Egg Breakfast Bake with Potatoes and Sausage by From Gate to Plate [or breakfast]
Easy Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
Egyptian Rice and Lentils by Wholistic Woman
French Onion Soup Twice Baked Potato by Sew You Think You Can Cook
Gnocchi with Fennel and Pork by Caroline’s Cooking
Italian Baked Chicken by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Lasagna Stuffed Acorn Squash by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
One-Pot Creamy Chicken and Noodles by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Orzo with Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potatoes by Cooking Chat
Sauteed Vegetables by Party Food and Entertaining
Turkey Sausage and Pasta by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Twice Baked Sweet Potato Bar by Momma’s Meals
Yakisoba (Japanese Stir Fried Noodles) by Curious Cuisinere

Don’t-break-the-bank Desserts:
Apple Pecan Bread Pudding by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Marshmallow Popcorn Balls by Pies and Plots
Slow Cooker Apple Gingerbread Crumble by The Crumby Cupcake

And more saving suggestions from the Sunday Supper Movement:
Budget-Friendly Meal Ideas for #SundaySupper

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31 Responses to Turkey Sausage and Pasta #SundaySupper

  1. Shelby says:

    Cindy, this is very interesting to me that you have BBQ sauce in the recipe! I would definitely have to try this out! We can eat pretty economically also with only two of us in the house but I have had to learn to cook smaller portions because we don’t always want to eat the same leftovers all week. :)
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  11. Cynthia L says:

    Cindy, what a great recipe. I love using turkey products versus pork products in many recipes. I can see this would be a family favorite.
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  15. Liz says:

    Such a creative pasta dish! It’s beautiful, too!
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  18. My husband would love this! I’ll have to make it for him this week!
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  19. I love that the sauce is barbecue – I definitely need to try that tactic.
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  20. How interesting that you used bbq sauce instead of spaghetti sauce. Makes the dish much more fun I think
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  22. Totally loving this delicious dish – thanks for sharing with us at #TryaBiteTuesday – tweeted & pinned and hope to see you again this week for another share!
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