Yellow Squash with Sausage and Pasta
6-7 yellow squash – peeled and sliced
7 – 8 Italian sausage links
3-4 cloves of garlic – chopped
1 red onion – sliced
¼ cup Italian parsley – chopped fine
¼ cup fresh basil – chopped
¾ tsp. salt
½ tsp. black pepper
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tsp. dried oregano
2 cups crushed tomatoes
1½ cups water
1 lb. of your favorite pasta
Fresh grated Parmesan cheese or Romano
Olive oil for drizzling
Fresh basil garnish
Canola oil for sautéing
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.