Monday, 5 March 2012

Pasta with Zucchini and Sausage

This quick and easy recipe will save you when you don’t know what to cook for dinner. You don’t need more than 15 mins and just 4 ingredients! And still you can count it in your 5 A Day!

Pasta with Zucchini and Sausage

Ingredients for 2:
200 gr of dry pasta (I used Pennette)
1 big courgette
250 gr of pork sausage
a handful of freshly grated Pecorino cheese (or another mature and tasty cheese)
1 tbsp of olive oil
salt and pepper

How to prepare:
Put a large pot full of water on the stove at maximum heat.

Cut the sausage in pieces and chop the courgette in thin slices.

Put a large pan with the olive oil on the stove at medium/high heat. When the pan is hot add the sausage. Brown it for a few minutes, until it is golden. Then add the courgette, a pinch of salt and a pinch of ground black pepper. Stir well and cover with a lid. Cook covered for 3-4 minutes, and then take the lid and cook uncovered until the water will evaporate and the zucchini will be well cooked (4-5 mins).

When the water in the pot is boiling add 2 tbsp of salt and the pasta. Cook the pasta for the recommended time, and then drain it.

Add the pasta into the same pan where the sausages and zucchini are cooking and stir well. Add a handful of grated Pecorino and stir again.

Serve immediately in individual portions or in a large bowl. Suggestion: if you would like to boost the flavour add a pinch of ground chilli pepper.

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