Pasta with Grilled Sausage

Maura White, 35, Conesus, N.Y.

"This recipe is an excellent, kid-friendly way to use up your bountiful summer produce."

 

Yield:

Serves: 6

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 516
Fat 28 g
Satfat 8 g
Protein 16 g
Carbohydrate 48 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 43 mg
Sodium 777 mg

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

Preparation

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.

Note:

Maura White, Conesus, N.Y.,

June 2014