Zucchini and Sausage Pasta with Basil

Zucchini and Sausage Pasta with Basil
  • Yield: 4 servings


8ounces pork sausage
4small zucchini and summer squash, cut into 1 inch triangles
2 garlic cloves
2cups fresh basil leaves
3tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4cups hot cooked short pasta, such as farfalle or penne or gemelli
Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


  1. Cook the sausage in a large nonstick skillet, breaking it into bite-size pieces. Remove to a plate, set aside. In skillet with sausage drippings, add squash and sauté about 10 minutes over medium heat until browned.
  2. In a food processor pulse garlic. Add basil and pulse until chopped. Add olive oil until emulsified. Combine in pan the hot pasta, squash, sausage, and basil sauce, tossing gently until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese.