This Easy Cavatappi Pasta Parmesan recipe is one of those great dinner ideas when you need to pull something together and do not want to make a huge mess. This is truly one of the easiest summer dinner recipes and the curly pasta changes things up a bit from the usual pasta dinner.
You can even use Cavatappi pasta to make this tasty summer vegetable pasta.
Hi Friends! I hope this week finds you well! Things are heating up here and we are enjoying the longer days. We just got back from a little trip, so I am only in the mood to make some easy stovetop dinners, and today’s recipe is just that.
Made with the curly Cavatappi pasta, it makes for a fun and festive dinner idea.
I do not usually cook with Cavatappi, but it was at my grocery store and I thought I would try it.
Also known as Pasta Cavatappi, this easy meal comes together in minutes and it is perfect for a weekend or weeknight dinner idea. I love using summer vegetables such as zucchini and peppers in this summer dinner idea. I like to keep it light with all of the colorful vegetables and omitting any heavy cream sauces.
For more great Weeknight or Sunday dinner ideas for summer, check out:
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Chicken Bacon Gouda Pasta – Chicken, bacon, cheese, and pasta come together for a wonderfully flavorful, comforting dinner idea.chicken in a skillet
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Easy Cavatappi Pasta Recipe
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 lb mild (sweet) sausage
- 1 1/2 cups Cavatappi Pasta
- 2 zucchinis
- 6 mini peppers
- 1 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
- Bring a large pot of water to boiling.
- Add Cavatappi pasta and cook 8-10 minutes until al dente
- Wash and chop mini peppers
- Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.
- Remove sausage casing and brown in skillet, breaking up sausage into small bits.
- Once sausage is completely browned, remove from heat and set asid.
- Return skillet to medium-low heat and saute zucchini and peppers until tender.
- Add sausage and cooked pasta and heat through.
- Add Parmesan cheese and fold gently.
- Serve immediately.
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Do you make Cavatappi?