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Sausage and Zucchini Pasta Toss

8 Jun

This meal was really quick and so simple to make. It was a very interesting dish because it had all of the flavors of a red pasta sauce, yet there was no sauce at all. It kind of tricks you a little bit when you first taste it. I love anything that mixes zucchini with pasta, so this dish is a definite win for me. I did use regular spaghetti though, no matter how healthy I try to eat, I can’t bring myself to eat the wheat pastas.

**Recipe from Perry’s Plate

Sausage and Zucchini Pasta Toss

8 oz whole wheat spaghetti
4 T butter (1/2 stick)
2 T olive oil
2 medium zucchini, sliced on the bias
1 c chopped, fully cooked sausage
1-2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp dried basil or 1 T fresh basil
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 c shredded Parmesan or Romano cheese

Cook spaghetti according to package directions; set aside.

Bring butter and olive oil to med-high heat in a large skillet. Add sliced zucchini. Saute for 3-4 minutes or until the centers begin to show. Add sausage and garlic. Cook and stir for another 3-4 minutes. Add tomato, basil, salt and pepper. Cook until sausage is heated through and tomatoes begin to fall apart.

Add cooked spaghetti to the skillet and toss to combine. Add more salt and pepper if you think it needs it. Add half of the Parmesan/Romano cheese and mix well. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top and serve. Makes about 3-4 servings.


Spicy Bow Tie Pasta with Broccoli and Sausage

4 Jun

This recipe basically has all of my favorite things in it: sausage, pasta, sun-dried tomatoes, and I added parmesan cheese. It was so good! There was so much flavor, and it was so easy to make. There really isn’t even much else to say about it. Really great, quick meal. The red onion in this is such a nice touch too. I almost never use a whole onion when a recipe calls for it, but this one I did and I am so glad. Red onion is one of those weird flavors but it works with this.

Spicy Bow Tie Pasta with Broccoli and Sausage

2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, soaked in oil
2 cups italian sausage
1 red onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup dry white wine
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (I like to use more, but it gets spicy fast)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup of your favorite prepared jerk sauce (try Walker’s Wood)
8 ounces bow tie pasta, cooked according to package

1. In a large saute pan, drizzle a couple teaspoons of olive oil. Heat over medium-high heat.

2. Add sausage and cook until brown on all sides. Remove and slice.

3. Return sausage to pan, add onion and saute until onion is tender, about 3-4 minutes.

4. Add garlic and saute a minute more.

5. Add white wine and scrape the brown bits off the pan.

6. Stir in tomatoes, broccoli, and pasta. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese.