Photo: Annabelle Breakey
Total Time
30 Mins
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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ratings & Reviews


February 19, 2016
Mine looked a little differently, and I used feta cheese instead. Loved it!

KimHorowitz's Review

August 07, 2013
Really liked this recipe! Very easy/quick to prepare and a great way to use up all those late summer zucchini and tomatoes. I like that it doesn't use a heavy sauce, which allows the flavor of the sausage and tomatoes to rise to the top.

ElizaThorn's Review

August 24, 2010

bobbo605's Review

January 13, 2010
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??

SaraBusse's Review

August 31, 2009
Made this for a camping trip with great reviews. Easy to have it prepped ahead of time. I use game sausage - this was antelope Italian sausage. Served with an already cut up fruit salad - viola! backcountry service with dining room flavors!