Thursday, January 19, 2012

Zucchini and Sausage Skillet {Shauna E's Easy Eats!}

I've been trying to plan our meals in advance as to save money and watch we put in our mouths (I say "our" but specifically, mine. Jason can be self sufficient for dinner when/if he needs to be. I don't have that kind of willpower, however). This week, zucchini and Italian sausage were both on sale and I knew I had to try this recipe. It's not too cold in Tampa right now but this is somewhat comforting for "winter".

I totally stole this recipe from my sister, Shauna. We all have a little bit of  the"foodie" gene in my family, but I never knew my little sister could write about cooking so eloquently until she started blogging about it.

Shauna E's Ridiculously Easy Recipe: Zucchini and Sausage Skillet
Serves 2



Ingredients:
2 tbsp olive oil, separated
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Italian Sausage links, leftover or partially boiled
2 medium zucchini squash
1 can diced tomatoes with basil and onion
2 tbsp parmesean cheese (we used shredded but you can use grated if you prefer)
2 cups cooked pasta (No pasta was added at Casa de Crews, but you can totally use it)
Salt and pepper to taste

Prep:
Boil the sausage about 10 minutes to start. Slice zucchini into coins, about the same thickness of the sausage. Toss with one teaspoon olive oil and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Preheat a skillet over medium heat, and add the reserved teaspoon of olive oil and garlic. Sauté until garlic is softened, about one minute. Place the zucchini coins flesh side down and fry until golden brown, anywhere from one to two minutes. Flip over and sear other sides. You may need to do this in batches depending on how big your skillet is. Add the cooked sausage coins and heat through. Plate the mixture over hot pasta. Heat the diced tomatoes in the same skillet, making sure to scrape up any garlicky bits from the bottom of the pan (extra flavor!). Mix all ingredients together and add cheese.



This was so so so good, easy (hence the title?) and we had leftovers for lunch. Yum!






8 comments:

  1. I've been working really hard to thinking ahead for my meals so that I don't waste money or calories as well. But I'm finding I'm actually excited to eat what I've made...like I'd rather eat at home than out most of the time now!

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  2. So easy and full of veggies! My kind of meal :)

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  3. Looks delish! I might have to try this since hubs likes sausage :-)

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  4. Yum! I totally know what you mean about meal planning. I'm the worst at it.

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  5. Yum! I totally know what you mean about meal planning. I'm the worst at it.

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  6. This looks really good! Who doesn't love sausage!

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  7. This looks really good! Who doesn't love sausage!

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