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Pasta with Grilled Sausage

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 25 mins
Yield

Serves: 6

Maura White, 35, Conesus, N.Y.   "This recipe is an excellent, kid-friendly way to use up your bountiful summer produce."  

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 ounces Italian sausage
  • 1 red onion, root end attached, trimmed and quartered
  • 1 small green bell pepper, seeded and quartered
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and quartered
  • 1 small yellow squash, trimmed and quartered
  • 1 small zucchini, trimmed and quartered
  • 1/4 cup Italian dressing
  • Salt
  • 12 ounces spaghetti
  • Grated Parmesan, optional
  • Torn fresh basil, optional

Nutrition Information

  • calories 516
  • fat 28 g
  • satfat 8 g
  • protein 16 g
  • carbohydrate 48 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 43 mg
  • sodium 777 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat grill to medium. Lightly oil grates and place sausage on top. Cook 5 minutes, turning once or twice. Brush vegetables with dressing; add to grill. Cook, turning periodically, until vegetables are tender and sausages are cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove to a board; let cool slightly. Chop sausage and vegetables, discarding root end of onion.

  2. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook spaghetti until al dente, about 9 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid. Add pasta back to pot along with sausage, vegetables and 2 Tbsp. oil. Toss to combine, adding cooking liquid to moisten if needed. Serve with Parmesan and basil, if desired.