Meals I Make: Italian Sausage Pasta

This pasta comes together in a few minutes and tastes like a bite of Italy!

I’ve been on the hunt lately for easy summer meals that won’t require turning on the oven. Once that oven is on for 30 minutes, our little apartment becomes suffocatingly warm. Since our weather forecast here is in the upper 80s all week, I’m trying to avoid that. Michael suggested a pasta dish, so I bought a few ingredients and whipped this up. It tasted so good, I had to share!

This pasta comes together in a few minutes and tastes like a bite of Italy!

My general method of making supper is to think of a type of cuisine, like Mexican, Greek, Indian, or Italian and then go from there. This means that every week we might have pitas, enchiladas, curry chicken and rice, and some homemade pizza. It gives me something to start with and ensures we get a variety of healthy foods every week. I try to make things like enchilada sauce and curry by hand, but I use shortcuts every now and then. It probably takes me half an hour to make our suppers every night. This one only took about 20 minutes!

*Makes 4 servings

2 c. uncooked pasta
3 Italian sausage links
1 T. canola or olive oil
3 T. onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small zucchini, chopped
23.75 oz. jar pasta sauce
Fresh basil leaves, chopped
Parmesan cheese, optional

Cook pasta according to package directions (I use the al dente version to make sure I don’t end up with gummy pasta). Drain and set aside. Cook the sausage in a small skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Cut into slices and set aside. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the zucchini and cook for ~3 minutes. Add the pasta sauce and cooked sausage. Place pasta in serving bowl, pour some sauce over it, and top with basil and cheese if desired. Enjoy!


*Anna Original Recipe*

2 thoughts on “Meals I Make: Italian Sausage Pasta

  1. foodsciencebaker says:

    Thanks! I know exactly what you mean! Summer is amazing, but fall and winter is when I bake the most. I’m thinking lots of ice cream and Popsicle recipes will get me through the hottest months 🙂


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