Garden Fresh Sausage & Pasta

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

As soon as I saw the ingredient list for RSC #3, I saw this recipe in my mind. I was soooo excited that I couldn't wait to try out my idea. I love veggies and sausage and pasta and they just seem like the perfect marriage of tastes. Hope you enjoy this recipe. Add a nice salad and some garlic toast with a glass of red wine for a nice cozy dinner.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put pot of water on to boil for pasta according to directions on the package.
  2. Slice both zucchinis lengthwise into quarters, then slice those pieces into chunks.
  3. When water comes to a rolling boil, add pasta and zucchinis, cooking 10- 12 minutes or until pasta is al dente, then drain.
  4. Meanwhile, remove skins from the sausage and cut it into 1 inch chunks.
  5. Brown sausage in a large skillet over medium heat for about 15 minutes or until it is well browned.
  6. Remove sausage from skillet and drain on paper towels, discard the grease.
  7. Add olive oil to skillet.
  8. Thinly slice onion.
  9. Add onion, red bell pepper and garlic to skillet.
  10. Cook stirring to scrap up the browned bits on the bottom of the skillet.
  11. Cook until onion is transparent, about 3 minutes.
  12. Add tomato sauce, salt, pepper, oregano and rosemary to skillet.
  13. Bring to a boil then reduce and let simmer 10 minutes.
  14. Add drained pasta and vegetables.
  15. Serve in bowls topped with cheese.


Most Helpful

This was excellent! I added just about half a teaspoon of basil to the mixture (because I like basil), and topped it with mozzarella and parmesan mixed. Served it with garlic toast topped with parmesan, and of course the recommended glass of red wine. I'll be using this recipe often, it's easy and sooooooo tasty!

Terri F. February 21, 2003

OOH-LA-LA! This was VERY tasty. Got a more than 5 stars all around. Only adjustment I made was to use mini penne - new fad in this house - and about a half of a small can of tomato paste. I did all of it in my trusty Dutch oven - a Magnalite, very sturdy. We had a great loaf of bread with it, and my daughter just kept raving about how good it was. Easy too! Kudos to you! MEP

HEP MEP April 22, 2003

WOW! WOW! WOW! This was so good! I made some small changes however. I made it with only a 1/2 pound sausage to cut down on the cholesterol and I used turkey italian sausage instead of the "good stuff" I also added carrots to the pasta and squash. This was WONDERFUL! My mom ate it before I added sauce to it and loved it (can not eat sauce) and the family loved it with the sauce..This is definatly something that will be remade often! Thank you so much for the EXCELLENT recipe!

Stacy Buzzell September 15, 2003

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