Summer Squash and Sausage Pasta Dish

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by afghanmom

This is a dish inspired after watching an episode of Martha Stewart. I changed things a little and added other ingredients to make it my own.

Top Review by Planner

This was a great base recipe! I changed it up a bit too, using what I had on hand and it turned out fantastic! I used shell shaped pasta and 1 lb of hot bulk sausage. I put the sausage, 1 summer squash, 1 onion and 4 cloves garlic along with the seasoning in a pan and sauteed until the sausage was cooked. I drained off the fat and added back in the juice using one of those nifty fat separator cups. I added the pasta, gave it a stir and it was loved by all :) Thanks for posting...I'll be using your recipe as a base for using up lots of squash and zucchini!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta 'al dente' according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring frequently, until browned and cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes. remove sausage from pan. Leave a little fat in pan (for taste).
  3. Add 1/4 cup olive oil and bring heat down to medium-low. Add squash and onion and cook, stirring frequently until soft, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add olives, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes; season with salt to taste.
  5. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Add pasta to skillet and toss to combine. If pasta seems dry, add cooking water 1 tbsp at a time, tossing between each addition. Add cooked sausage and combine.
  6. Transfer pasta to a large serving platter, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with parmesan cheese or crushed croutons.

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