Spicy Parmesan-Garlic Zucchini Pasta with Sausage and Kalettes

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It’s time to bust out that spiralizer y’all!  With all of the amazing zucchini and squash available at our local farmers markets, I saw this recipe and thought it would be a great one to test out and I wasn’t wrong!  This was a delicious blend of flavors with the heat from the sausage and red pepper flakes and the peppery flavor from the Parmesan.  Add the kale and zucchini and you have a dish that is sure to please all taste buds!  Not to mention that it didn’t take long to prep or cook! Perfect for a weekday evening meal.  Enjoy y’all!

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Spicy Parmesan-Garlic Zucchini Pasta with Sausage and Kalettes

 (Serves -2  Recipe courtesy of www.inspiralized.com)

Ingredients:

  • 2 spicy Italian sausage links, decased and sliced into ½” thick chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ⅓ cup diced sweet onion (or red onion)
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (or less/omit if you don’t like spicy)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2.5 cups halved kalettes (or baby kale if kalettes are unavailable)
  • 2 medium zucchinis, Blade C
  • ⅓ cup grated parmesan cheese + more for garnish (if desired)

 

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Instructions:

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in the sausage, cooking for 10-12 minutes or until it browns and cooks completely. Remove the sausage with a slotted spoon and set aside on a plate.

 

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  • Immediately add in the garlic, onions, red pepper flakes, olive oil and kalettes (or baby kale if using instead). Let cook for 2-3 minutes or until kalettes begin to cook. Then, add in the zucchini pasta and toss for 2-3 more minutes or until noodles are al dente.

 

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  • Add in the parmesan cheese and sausage and toss until combined and cheese is melted.

 

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  • Divide into bowls and serve, garnished with additional parmesan, if desired.

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