Simplify Supper: Pappardelle pasta with Italian sausage

Simplify Supper: Pappardelle pasta with Italian sausage

(KUTV) As aired on April 17.

Recipe courtesy of Simplify Supper.


  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound pappardelle pasta
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 pound summer squash, diced
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a large stockpot bring 4 quarts of salted water to a boil. Add half of olive oil.
  2. Add pasta to boiling water and cook about 8 minutes, until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.
  3. In a large saute pan over medium-high heat add remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and sausage. Cook about 6 minutes, until sausage is cooked through.
  4. Stir in vegetables and basil. Cook another 4-5 minutes, until squash has begun to caramelize. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour cooked pasta and 1/2 cup pasta water into the sausage mixture. Stir to combine and serve hot.