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Italian Sausage and Zucchini Pasta

Photo: Annabelle Breakey
Total time 30 mins
Yield Serves 4
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.


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

  5. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.