Sausage Pasta Primavera

April 9, 2012 by Jenny Melrose

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Winner, winner, chicken dinner!  Michelle Caldwell McCord is the winner of the gorgeous Emmaline Bag!  Michelle email me with your contact info so we can get the bag out to you asap.  Congratulations!
Alright, so Easter Eve I decided to try out a new recipe that I adapted from here.  It was so tasty that I had to share it with all of you.
1 lb of sausage (1/2 sweet & 1/2 hot) out of casings and cubed
1/2/onion chopped
4 cloves of garlic minced
1 yellow squash chopped
1 zucchini chopped
1 red bell pepper chopped
6 plum tomatoes chopped
20 leaves of basil chopped
pinch of red pepper flakes
1 chicken bouillon cube
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
whole wheat pasta of choice (we went with rotini)
Start out by browning the sausage in a large skillet.  I used a turn of the pan with evoo.  Make sure to take the sausage out of the casings.  I hate biting into a piece of sausage that had it’s casing left on.  Once the sausage is browned set aside.  Start boiling the water for the pasta and then add the pasta when it’s boiled.   Cook the pasta according to the box.
On medium high heat saute the onion and garlic in the same pan that the sausage came from.  You should not need any olive oil because of the oil left from the sausage.  Once the onion and garlic are iridescent add the squash, zucchini, tomatoes, red bell pepper and basil.  Add in the chicken bouillon cube, pinch of red pepper flakes and the 1/4 cup of olive oil and cook on medium for about ten minutes.
Combine the pasta and sausage back into the skillet.  Add the Parmesan cheese and cook through so everything is warm (about 5 minutes).
You can top with Parmesan cheese or have everyone add their own.
This was our Easter Eve meal with neighbors that are getting married in August.  Riley is the flower girl for their wedding and she adores both of them, which is rarity nowadays with her finicky two year personality.  It was a wonderful meal with good friends.

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  • Four Marrs and One Venus

    Yummy Jenny! Looks good and I love your Easter Set up! Fun!! Congrats to the winner!!

  • Michelle

    Yay – I won – thanks – I sent you my mailing info

  • Janelle @ Emmaline

    Congrats Michelle, and thank you Jenny for hosting the awesome link party and giveaway! Will ship the bag to Michelle today.

  • cheapcraftymama

    That looks super yummy! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at my new linky party starting this evening “Pin It and Win It Wednesday” @!

  • Alison @ Oopsey Daisy

    Looks absolutely delicious!! I love sausage in my pasta! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  • Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife

    looks yummy. Maybe my kids wouldn't notice all the veggies:)

  • Christine


    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  • Abby

    So can't wait to try this…looks sooooo good! Thanks!

  • Not Your Ordinary Agent

    Delish! Please link up to Foodie Friday

  • Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon

    This looks yummy and my picky vegetable eaters will actually eat the peppers and zucchini! I will have to try this for sure!

    Take care,


  • Alyssa

    This looks really good. I like that you used whole wheat pasta. I always try to use whole wheat, I feel it doesn't taste that different and its healthier. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you next week!

  • atnumber29

    mmmmmmmmmmmm this looks yummy!

  • MiaB

    Yum!!! This is making me very hungry 🙂 Thanks for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday!!

  • SweetPepperRose

    Hi! I'm on a big pasta kick right now, either cold or hot, so giving this a try. Thanks for sharing!
    Found you through Uncommon, Linky

  • Cari and Cortnee @ Two Sasters

    Looks delicious and I love the way you set up your table!! Thanks so much for sharing @ Two Sasters!!

  • Natasha SerenityYou

    This has been featured today on Serenity Saturday Link Party!
    Natasha xxx

  • The Belly Dancer

    It looks delicious. I first saw it at the Serenity Saturday Link Party and had to come over. Have a great weekend.

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