Italian Sausage and Zucchini Pasta

Photo: Annabelle Breakey
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.

Yield:

Serves 4

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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 571
Caloriesfromfat 48 %
Protein 24 g
Fat 31 g
Satfat 11 g
Carbohydrate 50 g
Fiber 3.9 g
Sodium 767 mg
Cholesterol 66 mg

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

Preparation

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

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.

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.

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.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Note:

Ardith Dahlstrom, Hydesville, CA,

July 2009