Recipe by Mary
"I just threw this together one night, and we all loved it! Quick and easy! Feel free to experiment with various types of pasta."
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1 (16 ounce) package
4 (3.5 ounce) links
Italian sausages, sliced
skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cubed
green bell pepper, diced
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1 (14.5 ounce) can
1 3/4 cups
1 (4.5 ounce) can
zucchinis, thickly sliced
Excellent! I wouldn't change a thing! The only thing I did differently was to cook the sausage and chicken up separately, then cut it up. I then cooked the onion/green pepper mixture in a large pot in a small amount of oil. Once that was done, I added the cut up meat and the rest of the ingredients and simmered on low for approximately 30 - 40 mins. I then cooked the pasta and dished it up seperately then spooned the sauce mixture over top, instead of mixing it all together. Awesome recipe, Mary! Thanks!
I liked this recipe....I really did. Just didnt love it. I dont see the need for two meats unless you happen to have some leftover chicken from the night before because it still tastes like a marinara pasta dish...The italian sausage will dominate any chicken flavor. Plus - why thaw two kinds of meat when one will suffice?? However - I had a ton of zuchini from my garden this year and I'm glad I tried this. Would make again and use one (or the other) meat. Thanks Mary
Definitely kid-friendly (except for the zucchini.) Lots of chopping, but it's worth it for a great mid-week meal. Makes tons of leftovers especially if you add extra ingredients (such as 3 half chicken breasts 0 then you don't have to freeze one), the whole pound of sausage, and the entire jar of spaghetti sauce! One problem: slicing raw sausage is difficult and the sausage oozes out of the casing. The bits get burned when browning. I recommend browning them whole and then slicing them. Also, I recommend cooking the onion and pepper mixture uncovered so the meat doesn't steam.
I will definitely make this again with some changes in preparation! Thanks, Mary!
My husband is a very picky eater. Wasn't sure if he would like this. He called it very addicting after his second helping. I made a few changes to the recipe, added fresh mushrooms, more garlic, used chilli ready tomatoes, added one Tablespoon of sugar, and left out the green peppers (yuk!) This recipe is a winner!
This was very good....I did make some changes for my family's taste. I did not use the zucchini or green pepper and I used some fresh sliced mushrooms instead of canned and a little more garlic. I also followed the advice of another reader and cooked the sausages whole and then sliced them, I may do that next time with the chicken as well. I used only one jar(26 oz)of sauce, which was plenty. When serving, I tossed about 1/2 of the sausage/chicken mixture with the pasta and served the remaining mixture on the side. With a loaf of italian bread and a salad and some parmesan cheese, this was a very nice meal. My family loved it. Thank you for sharing, Linda.
I found this recipe because the only vegetable in the fridge was zucchini! I followed the recipe with these exceptions; no green pepper, no sausage, no can of mushrooms. I used 3 chicken breasts. It was a surprisingly light meal. We were full but not stuffed. I think the lightness was due to the can of tomatoes mixed with the sauce. Refreshing hot meal!
I was running low on groceries and did not feel like going to the market. I searched with what ingredients I had and BAM, an amazing quick dinner. I keep frozen green peppers and onions in my freezer, so it kept the prep time down. I added fresh garlic and a can of mushrooms. I also used whole grain pasta. Thanks for this awesome recipe!
We loved this recipe. The only change I made was to leave out the spaghetti sauce and add just a little (1/3 of a cup or so) tomato sauce instead. Oh, and I also cooked the sausage separately at first, and drained out all the fat I could. Delicious!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chicken, Sausage and Zucchini Pasta
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 211
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