Frugal Recipe: Easy Zucchini Pasta

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Anyone else have zucchini coming out of their ears? We do, but I love it! Here is a dish I make often, mainly because it's delicious and super quick to throw together. I always make the dish with angel hair pasta since it doesn't have a sauce. The flavors of the zucchini and sausage meld together nicely and produce enough flavor, no sauce is needed!

Note: This dish comes together very fast! Everything cooks at once and is on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Easy Zucchini Pasta

1/2 box Angel Hair pasta
1 medium- large zucchini
1 medium red onion
1 package smoked or Kielbasa sausage
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
olive oil

Slice the zucchini and red onion. Before cooking the vegetables, you'll want to start the sausage. Depending on what kind you get, it might take 10-12 minutes to cook, so you'll want to cook both the sausage and the vegetables simultaneously so they are both done around the same time. If you grill the sausage like I did, grill for about 10 minutes, let it sit about 2-3 minutes, then slice. If you're cooking it on the stove, slice, then saute it in the pan.

To cook the vegetables, heat about 2 TBSP olive oil in a saute pan on the stove. Add zucchini and cook for about 5 minutes. Add onion and cook another 5 minutes. I take my vegetables off the stove when I see they're almost done, being as they cook a bit more even after removing from the heat. {I don't like mushy veggies!} Toss in the sliced sausage and stir so that the flavors begin to combine.

Cook the pasta according to package directions. Angel hair pasta normally only takes 5-6 minutes to cook, so I usually heat the water when I start cooking the zucchini. The pasta is ready to go in at about the time I begin cooking the onions. Everything is done at the same time!

Serve pasta topped with zucchini- sausage mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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2 thoughts on “Frugal Recipe: Easy Zucchini Pasta

  1. Utah Deal Diva says:

    They do! I'm one of those Moms who has never really given them the option to have something else. They know that I make dinner and if they choose to not eat it, then the next meal is breakfast!

    Also, it's crazy how willing my kids are to eat items from our garden. Carrots, green beans, tomatoes- just about anything! If they're starting to stick their noses up, I tell them it's from the garden and they're suddenly chowing down. I don't get it, but I'll take it! My kids are veggie eaters though and just very good eaters in general.

    If your kids don't like onions too, you can always chop them smaller. Mine didn't even realize they were onions since they were slightly purple {they equate onions with green onions since they can't really see yellow onions.}

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