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Tipsy Italian Sausage Pasta is incredibly flavorful and an easy recipe for busy nights since it can be on the table in under 30 minutes! This is comfort food heaven!

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Tipsy Italian Sausage Pasta

The recipe is super simple and basic. It reminds me of traditional spaghetti with meat sauce. I classify it as a grownup version. It doesn’t have a lot of tomato sauce, yet it’s very flavorful from the Italian sausage and herbs.

If you’re serving children, you can replace the wine with chicken broth. However, alcohol does cook off.


Tipsy Italian Sausage Pasta

Tipsy Italian Sausage Pasta

Rotini is the perfect pasta for this sauce because it pairs wonderfully with the meatiness and laps up all the sauce. Any pasta will work but this has been a perpetual favorite.

I finished my pasta with chopped basil. And, of course, a glass of nice red wine.

If you have thirty minutes, you have time to make this hearty dish that’s perfect all year and leaves you feeling full and satisfied.

Tipsy Italian Sausage Pasta

  1. You can use any shape pasta in this recipe. So use what you have on hand.
  2. As well, I used one pound of Italian sausage and one pound of ground turkey. You can use all sausage, all ground beef, or sub ground beef for the turkey.
  3. Finally, your noodles don’t have to be drunk. You can use chicken broth instead of wine.

Tipsy Italian Sausage Pasta

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on products used.

Tipsy Italian Sausage Pasta

Tipsy Italian Sausage Pasta

Flavorful and easy to make, Tipsy Italian Sausage Pasta is a terrific recipe to make on busy nights. It takes less than 30 minutes to make.
Author: Paula
5 from 11 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


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  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 pound ground turkey beef or chicken can be used
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper ground
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine I used Chardonnay. Or substitute chicken broth.
  • 28 ounce can diced tomatoes undrained
  • 2 tablespoons parsley fresh, chopped
  • 1/4 cup basil fresh, chopped
  • 16 ounce pasta any shape


  • In a large pan or braising pot, brown sausage and turkey (beef or chicken). Drain grease if necessary. Since I used ground turkey, I didn't have excess to drain.
  • While meat is browning, cook pasta according to directions on the package. Drain.
  • Clear an area in the center of the pan where the meat is and add the garlic. Stir and cook 1 minute. Add the salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning and stir together with the garlic and the meat.
  • Add the white wine and cook down until reduced to about half.
  • Add the tomatoes in their juice, pasta, and parsley. Reduce heat to low and cook 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and top with fresh basil. Serve immediately.


Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 604mg | Potassium: 646mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 12.3mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. 5 stars
    You a delicious pasta and I love the Italian sausage in there. Thanks for easy, yummy recipe. I like that i can use wine or chicken broth depending what i have on hand!

  2. 5 stars
    I had some Italian turkey sausage that needed to be used, and as I looked for recipes, I stumbled upon this one. I had all of the ingredients on hand so I decided to try it. As there were only two of us, I did half the recipe and eliminate the ground turkey…2 lbs of meat for two people seemed like a lot! Overall, we enjoyed this recipe. I added frozen chopped spinach for some extra veggies and used gluten free pasta. I would definitely make this again! Thanks for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you for such a lovely & delicious salad. At the age of 82, there are times I don’t feel like spending
    a lot of time on my feet preparing three or four dishes for a meal.
    This quick to prepare, it is delicious & nourishing & it makes a beautiful presentation on its own.
    Your site is so beautiful, the recipes are always so delicious, Thank you for all of the hard work & love that you pour into site. It is a joy to visit here!

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