Spring – Pasta Primavera with Sausage

Total:  30 min
Active:  15 min
Yield:  4 servings
Level:  Easy


  • Bernie’s Classic sweet sausage (taken out of casings and crumbled up or sliced.)
  • or parsley (optional)


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the fusilli and cook as the label directs. Add the sugar snap peas and/or broccoli, carrots and bell pepper to the boiling water during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water, then drain the pasta and vegetables and return to the pot.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage until it is no longer pink, then add garlic and cook until just golden, about 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes, red pepper flakes and 1 teaspoon salt; cook until the tomatoes begin to wilt, about 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup of the reserved cooking water. Pour the tomato mixture over the pasta and vegetables. Add parmesan, half the goat cheese and mint or parsley and toss to combine. Season with salt.

Divide the pasta among bowls. Top with the remaining goat cheese and drizzle with olive oil.

Recipe adapted from the Food Network

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