• Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Serves: 4

Creamy Zucchini, Tomato & Ricotta Pasta

Category: Pasta, Rice & Grains, Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 12 oz bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 (15 oz) container ricotta cheese
  • 12 oz spaghetti, or other long cut pasta
  • 1 Tbls olive oil
  • 2 medium size zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ cups diced tomatoes (or 1 can diced tomatoes, drained)
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbls basil leaves


1. Bring a large pot of water to boil, and cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup of cooking liquid.

2. In a skillet brown Italian sausage until cooked through.

3. In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the zucchini, and saute for a couple minutes. Add garlic, and season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Saute for 2 more minutes, until zucchini is almost cooked. Add tomatoes, and stir until warmed.

4. In a large bowl combine cooked pasta, zucchini mixture, sausage, and ricotta cheese. Stir until well combined. Add reserved cooking liquid if it needs to be thinned out. Stir in basil.

5. Serve immediately.

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