Skip to main content


Open Main MenuClose Main Menu

Add some sweetness to a traditional Italian sausage pasta with red seedless grapes and other ingredients recommended in this recipe.




  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 10 ounces farfalle or penne pasta
  • 6 ounces Italian sausage or Italian turkey sausage, casings removed if needed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
    1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 cups red seedless grapes
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil



  1. Heat a large pot of water over high heat to cook the pasta. When water boils add 2 teaspoons kosher salt and the pasta. Cook according to package directions.
  2. While water is heating, cook sausage over medium heat in a large skillet, stirring and breaking up meat, until well browned, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate or bowl.
  3. Add oil to skillet and return to medium heat. Add onion, fennel, garlic and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Stir occasionally until soft and golden, 2 to 3 minutes.
    Add grapes, chicken broth and red pepper flakes; raise heat to medium high and cook, stirring occasionally until grapes soften or burst and sauce begins to thicken, about 10 minutes.
  4. Stir sausage into skillet. Turn off heat.
  5. When pasta is done, remove 1 cup cooking liquid and set aside. Drain remaining water from pasta. Stir drained pasta into skillet, turn heat to high and cook, stirring gently, until sausage is hot and pasta is coated with sauce.
  6. If mixture is dry stir in some reserved pasta water.
  7. Serve pasta sprinkled with Parmesan, black pepper and chopped basil.


Serves 4


Nutrition Facts  
Serving Size: 1  
Servings per Recipe: 4  
Amount per Serving  
Calories: 455  
  % Daily Value *
Total Fat: 9 g 15%
Saturated Fat: 2 g 12%
Cholesterol: 38 mg 13%
Sodium: 738 mg 31%
Carbohydrate: 71 g 24%
Dietary Fiber: 4 g 18%
Protein: 22 g  
Potassium 13%
Calcium 9%
Iron 26%

*The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Back To Top