Pasta with Grilled Vegetables and Sausage

Pasta with Grilled Vegetables and Sausage

This is one of our favorite pasta dishes to make when it’s warm outside.  I started making this dish several years ago and each year we look forward to this time when lots of fresh produce is in season.  This pasta is filled with grilled vegetables and then mixed in with some crumbled sausage and feta cheese.  It’s on the lighter side for a pasta dish – which we really enjoy during the spring and summertime.

Pasta with Grilled Vegetables and Sausage

I also like this meal since it’s one that my husband and I make together. I get everything prepped and then my husband mans the grill.  I’m actually not allowed to touch the grill anymore – which is probably in my own best interest.  I am extremely accident prone – and I’ve hurt myself more than once… so my grilling privileges have been revoked.  Smart move by my husband so he doesn’t have to deal with my complaining / ridiculous sobbing after I do something stupid.

But, I digress.  This pasta is fairly quick to pull together, so you have plenty of time to sit outside, eat and enjoy the warm weather and lingering daylight.  While we personally love the sausage in this recipe, I’ve made it several times with no meat (and just added some extra veggies).  It’s great this way as well and I love having another vegetarian option to add to our meal plans.  Give this recipe a try – I have a feeling it will become a summertime favorite.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Pasta with Grilled Vegetables and Sausage

Recipe for pasta with grilled vegetables and sausage. Filled with summer veggies, sweet Italian sausage and feta!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 zucchini, cut lengthwise and then in half
  • 1 orange pepper, cut into quarters
  • 1 yellow pepper, cut into quarters
  • 1 large red onion, cut into quarters
  • olive oil, for brushing
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 box angel hair pasta
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 (3.5-ounce) package feta cheese
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley

Directions:

  1. Light up a grill (charcoal or gas) over medium high heat. Brush all of the vegetables with olive oil on both sides and season with salt and pepper. Place the vegetables directly on the grill and cook covered for about 10 minutes (turning the veggies once while grilling). Remove when they are tender and slightly charred. Cut into 1-inch chunks.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain the pasta and add to a large bowl.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, add the sausage to a medium skillet. Crumble over medium high heat until the sausage is cooked through and browned.
  4. Add the sausage and veggie chunks to the large bowl with the pasta. Next add in the 3 tablespoons olive oil, walnuts, feta cheese and dried herbs. Toss until well combined.