Turkey Sausage and Rapini Pasta Recipe


With my recent healthy eating plan I've been looking for a light and lean source of protein and one of my favorites is Turkey!  Not only is it packed with vitamins and essential nutrients but we're also making a healthy choice for the family.

Turkey is easy to grill and can easily find ground meat, burgers and sausages at your local grocery store.  I love using the ground as a substitute while making Mexican dishes and homemade meatballs.  It wasn't just a simple change and I was always looking for healthy choices in our everyday meals while keeping things tasty and exciting.

Canadian Turkey

Here are a few tips to help you incorporate Canadian Turkey into your meal plan:

  • Turkey is a great substitute in chili, fajitas, sloppy joes, gyros, cabbage rolls, spaghetti and the list goes on
  • I always prep my pan with olive oil or coconut oil as Turkey is lean and easily sticks to the pan
  • Substitute Turkey for equal amount of meat protein in recipe

Still need a delicious and nutrient-packed recipe idea?  You're going to love Turkey Sausage and Rapini Pasta!  This dish is delicious served with a fresh green salad, sliced veggies and a baguette.

Turkey Sausage and Rapini Pasta Recipe

Turkey Sausage and Rapini Pasta Recipe

Turkey Sausage and Rapini Pasta Recipe and #FreshIdea Giveaway
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Turkey Farmers of Canada
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Serves: 4 servings
  • 450 gr pasta of your choice
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 turkey sausages
  • 2 bunches rapini
  • 4 tbsps olive oil
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsps salt for boiling
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp hot pepper
  1. Salt a large pot of water with 1 tbsp salt and bring to boil.
  2. Prepare rapini by rinsing thoroughly and trimming stems.
  3. Boil rapini for 5 minutes and remove from water.
  4. Salt another large pot of water with the other 1 tbsp of salt and cook pasta according to package instructions.
  5. Grill sausages over medium heat until cooked through, 8-10 minutes.
  6. Heat a frying pan with 2 tbsps olive oil over medium heat.
  7. Crush garlic.
  8. Add rapini, salt to taste, pepper, hot pepper and garlic to large frying pan.
  9. Saute over medium heat until cooked through, 3-4 minutes.
  10. Remove from heat.
  11. Slice up sausages.
  12. Add pasta, 2 tbsps of olive oil and sausages to rapini mixture.
  13. Mix thoroughly.
  14. Top with Parmesan cheese and serve.

Canadian Turkey Pasta Recipe


  1. The Oven-Baked Turkey Fingers look awesome because of their versatility; the kids would love them, we could have them for lunches or dinners, & have fun dipping them in different sauces!

  2. Tara Betterley on

    I would like to try to make the Hawaiian Turkey Kebobs. Never did a kebob before and I think this would be delicious.

  3. Bailey Dexter on

    I would love to try the GRILLED TURKEY THIGH TACO BOWLS! This one is different than the one I make for our family. We always have Taco night once a week!

  4. I would love to try the BBQ TURKEY CLUB WITH SPICY MAYO, looks like the perfect summer dinner to me!

  5. The recipe from Turkey Farmers of Canada that I would like to try out is BBQ turkey club with spicy mayo. Sounds yummy!

  6. Angela September on

    okay wow this is amazing! i can’t wait to take a look with my hubby later
    for now i would choose the Turkey Taco Pizza – my kids would go crazy for that!

  7. They all look incredible. I would try the Thai Green Curry Turkey Stir Fry first! Thanks for the Chance in this great contest

  8. This one sounds yummy! Never though of replacing chicken for turkey for this recipe! Thai Green Curry Turkey Stir Fry

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