Hey everyone! Kellyn here, with another Tried and True Pasta dish that you’re sure to love. You can find several pasta recipes here on Lil Luna and NONE of them disappoint. This one is no different! With so many great, fresh, ingredients, this pasta explodes with flavor. Because we used this as a family meal, we decided to halve some of the ingredients. We didn’t want the kids (ok, ME) freaking out over all the vegetables. They still got a good healthy dose of veggies without having the “I hate vegetables” fight. It tasted delicious and everyone agreed! I think you will too.
With so many great ingredients, it’s hard NOT to like this recipe. Be sure to give it a try and let us know what you think. 😉
- 1 - 16 ounce package uncooked pasta
- 1 pound pork sausage, cut into ½ inch slices
- ½ cup olive oil, divided
- 4 tsp garlic
- 1 tsp onion flakes
- 1 small zucchini, chopped
- 1 small yellow squash, chopped
- 2 roma tomatoes, chopped
- ½ green bell pepper, chopped
- 10 fresh basil leaves
- 2 tsp chicken bouillon granules
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
- Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until evenly brown; set aside.
- Heat ¼ cup oil in skillet. Saute garlic until tender. Add in zucchini, squash, tomatoes, bell pepper, basil, and onion flakes. Dissolve bouillon in the mixture. Season with red pepper. Stir in remaining oil. Continue cooking 10 minutes.
- Add pasta, sausage and cheese into skillet and continue cooking 5 minutes, or until heated through. Serve warm
adapted from allrecipes.com
TRIED & TRUE FINDINGS:
- DIFFICULTY: simple
- HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 12
- ANY CHANGES MADE (from the original recipe): We wanted the kids to appreciate this meal, so we made a few changes… Used rotini instead of farfalle, used pork sausage instead of hot turkey sausage, halved the amounts of the following ingredients: zucchini, squash, tomatoes, bell pepper, basil leaves, parm cheese. No red pepper flakes and used onion flakes instead of chopped onion.
- ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: Next time I’m adding the red pepper flakes back in. My kids can handle a little heat!
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