Pasta Vegetables Smoked Sausage Meal
Print

Smoked Sausage and Veggie One Skillet Meal

A quick and easy meal for any day of the week.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Pasta, Smoked Sausage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author [email protected]

Ingredients

For the Pasta:

  • 1 cup uncooked Fusilli pasta
  • 3 dashes salt

For the Smoked Sausage and Vegetables:

  • 7 ounces (about ½ of a 13 ounce package) cooked smoked sausage cut widthwise into 1-1/2 inch thick slices
  • ½ of a zucchini stem removed, cut into bite-size pieces
  • ½ of a yellow squash stem removed, cut into bite-size pieces
  • ½ cup broccoli florets cut into bite-size pieces
  • ½ of a green bell pepper stems, seeds removed and sliced
  • ½ of a red bell pepper stems, seeds removed and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • ¾ cup milk or cream
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 dashes Salt
  • 2 teaspoons (heaping) capers optional
  • ½ lemon

Instructions

For the Pasta:

  • In a medium size pot, add water and salt.  Bring to a boil.  Cook the pasta until it's al dente (about 7 minutes; or according to package instructions).  Drain and set aside. 
  • Don’t rinse the pasta after cooking it. When pasta is rinsed, the starch is removed. The starch on pasta helps to hold and absorb the sauce so it’s important to keep the starch on the pasta. 

For the Smoked Sausage and Vegetables:

  • Heat a skillet on medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the bell peppers, broccoli, sausage, oregano, zucchini, yellow squash, and a couple dashes of salt. 
  • Stir as the vegetables cook.  Let cook until the vegetables start to lightly brown around the edges (about 7 minutes)
  • To the pan, add the cooked pasta, milk (or cream), Parmesan cheese, pepper, parsley and capers (optional).
  • Stir all of the ingredients together and cook for another 5 minutes. Serve right away while warm.
  • Squeeze fresh lemon juice from a lemon quarter over each serving.

Notes

TIP

  1. Don’t rinse the pasta after cooking it.  When pasta is rinsed, the starch is removed.  The starch on pasta helps to hold and absorb the sauce so it’s important to keep the starch on the pasta.