Photo: Annabelle Breakey
YieldsServes 4Total Time30 mins
AuthorArdith Dahlstrom, Hydesville, CA,
Sliced zucchini brings a fresh element to Italian sausage pasta. Served with some garlic bread and a glass of wine, it quickly becomes a satisfying meal.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, return to pot, and set aside.

Step 2
2

Meanwhile, in a large nonstick frying pan, heat oil over high heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring often, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer sausage to a plate and set aside.

Step 3
3

In the same pan, cook garlic, onion, and zucchini until starting to brown, about 4 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, pepper, and reserved sausage and cook until heated through, about 3 minutes.

Step 4
4

Combine sausage mixture with reserved pasta and transfer to a large serving bowl. Sprinkle with half the parmesan and serve with remaining cheese on the side.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 12 ounces fettuccine
 1 tablespoon olive oil
 1 pound mild or hot Italian sausages, casings removed and broken into 1/2-in. chunks
 2 tablespoons minced garlic
 1/2 cup sliced onion
 1 pound zucchini, sliced
 2 medium tomatoes, cut into 1-in. chunks
 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
 2/3 cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese

Directions

Step 1
1

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, return to pot, and set aside.

Step 2
2

Meanwhile, in a large nonstick frying pan, heat oil over high heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring often, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer sausage to a plate and set aside.

Step 3
3

In the same pan, cook garlic, onion, and zucchini until starting to brown, about 4 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, pepper, and reserved sausage and cook until heated through, about 3 minutes.

Step 4
4

Combine sausage mixture with reserved pasta and transfer to a large serving bowl. Sprinkle with half the parmesan and serve with remaining cheese on the side.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Italian Sausage and Zucchini Pasta