I bought a package of Johnsonville Three-Cheese Italian Style Sausage. I wasn't sure how I was going to prepare and serve them. When I was putting them in the freezer I happened to notice the recipe printed on the back of the package. It actually looked tasty and interesting, so I decided to go with it. Unfortunately, I found the sausage to have a funny texture. Besides that though this dish couldn't be beat for convenience. If you're in a rush and want a quick, home-cooked dinner, this is it. I think any type of cooked sausage would work well in this dish. I don't normally buy jarred alfredo sauce, but it was a nice change from the regular jarred sauce we usually have. Besides picking out the veggies that they didn't like, the kids ate the pasta and sausage. Like I mentioned, I wasn't a big fan of the sausage (and lucky me, I have another package in the freezer!. But this was so convenient to make and the kids ate it, so I'm happy.
recipe slightly adapted from back of package and at the johnsonville website
1 package (12 ounce) penne pasta, uncooked
1 small zucchini, sliced
1 small yellow squash, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1tablespoon olive oil
1package (13.5 ounce) JOHNSONVILLE® Three-Cheese Italian smoked sausage, sliced
1 jar (15 ounce) Alfredo sauce
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
grated Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions.
In a large skillet, sauté the zucchini, squash, onion, and garlic in oil until tender, about 5 minutes.
Add the sausage, Alfredo sauce, pepper, basil, oregano and thyme; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes longer or until heated through.
Drain pasta; stir into sausage mixture.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
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