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Tex-Mex Smoked Sausage Pasta

This simple, flavor-packed Tex-Mex pasta is perfect for weekday nights - plus, you’ll look forward to leftovers for lunch. That is, if there are any leftovers.

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Prep Time
50 min
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Skill Level
Intermediate
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Servings
7 Servings

This simple, flavor-packed Tex-Mex pasta is perfect for weekday nights - plus, you’ll look forward to leftovers for lunch. That is, if there are any leftovers.

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Ingredients


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  • Package Eckrich Smoked Sausage10 - 14 oz.
  • Pasta, such as rotini8 oz.
  • Oil2 tbsp.
  • Medium zucchini, diced1 whole
  • Frozen corn1 cup(s)
  • Can tomato sauce8 oz.
  • Salsa1 cup(s)
  • Chili powder1 tbsp.
  • Salt1/2 tsp.
  • Shredded four cheese mexican blend, divided1 cup(s)
  • Black olives sliceed, optional2 tbsp.

Instructions


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, reserving 1/2 cup water.

  2. Slice Eckrich Smoked Sausage into thin coins.

  3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add smoked sausage, zucchini and corn; cook 5 to 6 minutes or until zucchini is tender, stirring occasionally.

  4. Stir in tomato sauce, salsa and seasoning; continue cooking 3 to 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated, adding some of pasta water if necessary for creamier consistency.

  5. Stir in half of cheese; top with remaining cheese and olives.

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