Pasta with Zucchini & Sausage Recipe

Adding a dressing of oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano and lemon, your favorite sausage and some zucchini creates a zesty main dish in minutes.

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Pasta with Zucchini & Sausage

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Pasta with Zucchini & Sausage


3 medium zucchini

3 links sausage: Chicken & Feta, Spicy Italian (any type you like)

3/4 pound pasta, something short like penne

1/3 cup olive oil

2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 large clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon dried oregano

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1/3 cup chopped parsley

Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper


  1. Slice zucchini in 1/4 inch lengths, oil lightly and grill until well marked but still firm - remove and slice into bite size pieces.
  2. Cook sausages, and slice into 1/3 inch diagonal pieces - keep warm.
  3. Combine oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, lemon, parsley, salt & pepper - mix well and set dressing aside.
  4. Cook pasta one minute less than package directions. Drain well and mix in a large bowl with zucchini, sausage & dressing - serve.
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Sam Zien

is host of the TV show Sam the Cooking Guy, author of 3 cookbooks and a frequent guest in the Today Show kitchen. He’s also and proud of his “big in taste but small in effort” cooking style — “food that anyone can make,” he likes to say.

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