Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 pound Italian dinner sausage links

  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil

  3. 2 cups zucchini, cubed

  4. 1/2 red bell pepper, diced

  5. 8 ounces rotini pasta

  6. 1 cup ricotta cheese, part skim

  7. 2 tablespoons dried herbs, (basil, oregano, sage, parsley) Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Cut sausage diagonally into 1-inch pieces and cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat, turning to cook and brown evenly, about 10 to 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160°F (70°C). Set aside. Cool slightly and cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces. Heat olive oil in a large skillet and add zucchini and red pepper. Cook over medium heat until tender but still crisp, about 3 to 4 minutes. Cook the rotini according to the directions on the package. Drain and reserve 1 cup cooking water. Add pasta to skillet and stir in ricotta. Add 1/2 cup pasta water and stir until creamy. Stir in sausage. Add more water if mixture is too dry. Sprinkle with fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese before serving.


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