Yellow Squash with Sausage and Pasta

Catherine Cappiello Pappas


It feels as though winter has finally set in.

These blustery days are accompanied by gray skies and cold rainfalls.

My daughter and I were just saying how our bodies have hit the 'hibernation' phase. It's a real effort to get out of the house these days.

Nights are the best. They are cozy and warm with smell of the crisp night air.

Inside, there is a hearty sauce simmering down, tossed with sauteed yellow squash, a nice pasta and a sprinkle of basil and cheese, nothing quite compares to a nice plate of this.


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5 Min
50 Min
Stove Top


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    6-7 yellow squash – peeled and sliced
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    7 – 8 italian sausage links
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    3-4 cloves of garlic – chopped
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    1 red onion – sliced
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    ¼ cup italian parsley – chopped fine
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    ¼ cup fresh basil – chopped
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    ¾ tsp. salt
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    ½ tsp. black pepper
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    ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
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    1 tsp. dried oregano
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    2 cups crushed tomatoes
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    1½ cups water
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    1 lb. of your favorite pasta
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    fresh grated parmesan cheese or romano
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    olive oil for drizzling
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    fresh basil garnish
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    canola oil for sautéing

How to Make Yellow Squash with Sausage and Pasta


  1. Heat a large frying pan and add the sausage links. Cook until golden on the outside and cooked through; set aside.
    Heat a large frying pan with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the squash, onions and garlic and sauté until the garlic is fragrant and the onions soften; add the seasonings.
    Add the basil and parsley and toss. Add the crushed tomatoes and water and simmer for at least 35 – 40 minutes. Cut the sausage and add to the sauce while it is simmering. Taste the sauce to adjust the seasonings.
    Prepare the pasta as directed.
    Plate the pasta and drizzle with olive oil, chopped fresh basil, a dash of red pepper flakes and oregano. Top with the sauce and fresh grated Romano or Parmesan cheese.

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