Italian Sausage with Pasta and Herbs

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  • 1 pound italian sausage
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups zucchini (cubed)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (diced)
  • 8 ounces rotini
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese (part skim)
  • 2 tablespoons dried herbs (basil, sage, parsely)
  • parmesan cheese (freshly grated)


  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 degrees F. Set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet and add zucchini and red pepper. Cook over medium heat until tender but still crisp, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. Sprinkle with herbs and Parmesan cheese.
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Cassie 4 May
Amazing. I didn't have ricotta, so i used feta instead and it was still grand.