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.Print
Yellow Squash with Sausage and Pasta
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 50 minutes
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Yield: serves 6
- 6–7 yellow squash – peeled and sliced
- 7 – 8 Italian sausage links
- 3–4 cloves of garlic – chopped
- 1 red onion – sliced
- 1/4 cup Italian parsley – chopped fine
- 1/4 cup fresh basil – chopped
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- 2 cups crushed tomatoes
- 1 1/2 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.
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A very satisfying and flavoursome meal, Catherine.
I wish you a lovely weekend!
Looks very appetizing! Very nice dinner idea for a family!
Jerry E. Beuterbaugh says
Have you ever tried cooking with spaghetti squash? I have really liked it the few times I have eaten some.
Hi Catherine , another great dish , love squash , the ingredients just takes it a step higher . Thanks for sharing , have a blessed weekend and I am pinning . 🙂 ~Nee~
I’ve begun to hibernate, too…and this looks like the perfect meal to top of a crisp autumn day. Love what sausage does to a pasta sauce 🙂
This looks so wonderful!
Amy @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes says
I cannot wait to try this Catherine! Very timely, as I just did a post saying how I love squash of every kind. Pinning!
Dottie Sauchelli Balin says
Dear Catherine, Another fabulous dish! I love this, and it looks so delicious. On those cold nights, this would really hit the spot. The ingredients are a wonderful and tasty combination. Between the squash, sausage, and pasta…yummy! I have saved this one. Thanks for sharing, and have a blessed weekend. Do something fun! Dottie 🙂
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I think I’m gonna make pasta for lunch! Yours looks toooo good!
Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow says
I can look at your food photos at breakfast time and then want your dinner for my breakfast! 🙂 Mouth-watering and delicious.
Tanya Walton says
This sounds lovely…I really wish mu Hubby would eat pasta!! 🙁
Lori R. says
I just love the combination of squash and sausage. This looks so good!
Comedy Plus says
I’m going to use the hot Italian sausage on this dish. Oh this sounds heavenly.
Have a blessed day Catherine. Big hugs. 🙂
Big Daddy Dave says
Catherine, This is an attractive entree… I never thought about combining squash, pasta and Italian sausage but it looks good and its a nice variation on the usual pasta dishes. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave
Ginny Hartzler says
Italian sausage is the best! And you have also made it healthy, a double bonus!
Choc Chip Uru says
What a wholesome and delicious pasta 😀
I bet it is spicy and addictive!
Choc Chip Uru
Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen says
Very colorful dish. It brings everything comforting to a cold evening.
Zainab @Blahnik Baker says
It is so HARD to leave the house these days. Hibernation started as the weather is colder. This pasta dish is surely going to keep me warm up!!
Sonya Ann says
Oh I am so making this! And it made me hungry!!!!
I am wanting to get into hibernation mode as well. Having dishes like this I might just nit emerge until Spring.
your Italian dishes rock
I love squash in fact I just bought one today. A pasta with squash and sausages makes a fab comforting meal especially now that it is cold and we need a bit of pampering! X
Hibernation and comfort food! Great combo! This recipe fits right in. Pinned!
Un piatto ghiottissimo… e tanto invitante!
Joanna @ Chic & Gorgeous Treats says
The squash pasta is making my mouth salivate. Looking into the ingredients plus your photos are making me want to have this dish right now for today’s lunch. But I guess, I will be to hold it off, go out and get me some lovely squash. Can’t wait to cook this in the next few days and pack them to work. Thanks for coming over too!! Cheers, Jo
So scrumptious! A comforting dish par excellence.
My kind of pasta – it looks hearty, flavorful, and delicious!
Natasha in Oz says
Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe at the Say G’Day linky party. I’ve just pinned this to the Say G’Day Saturday board and am featuring you this week.
Hope you are having a great week.
Natasha in Oz
Miz Helen says
What a great squash and sausage dish, we will love it. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
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Loved it!! Followed recipe except left about a tablespoon of the drained grease in the pan with the sausage. And also I only needed about 3 1/2 cups of milk!!! Simple and delish!!! Thanks for sharing!!