This wasn't bad at all. I think a saucier dish is called for...maybe use a can of diced Italian-flavored tomatoes in place of the fresh? Saves prep time at the least. It was tasty enough, not too spicy for my kids, and hubby liked it. Probably could use a little tweaking with some canned diced tomatoes added with their juices, and some Italian seasoning added in at some point. Otherwise a good, QUICK and CHEAP dinner! Who couldn't use that??
Italian Sausage and Zucchini Pasta
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.
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- Calories: 571
- Calories from fat: 48%
- Protein: 24g
- Fat: 31g
- Saturated fat: 11g
- Carbohydrate: 50g
- Fiber: 3.9g
- Sodium: 767mg
- Cholesterol: 66mg
- 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
- 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.
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