Spicy Italian Sausage and Peppers Zucchini Pasta

Spicy Italian Sausage and Peppers Zucchini Pasta

What did I miss the most when I went vegan for those 2 years? My grandfather’s spicy sausage and peppers. The smell of the sizzling sausage, peppers, onions and the sight of the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese being grated on that giant wooden cutting board, about to melt into the piping hot penne. Every time I reached for that tofu block, I smelt those smells. After wiping up my drool one last time this spring, I put down that tofu and looked forward to this day when I could present you with the perfect Inspiralized version.

Spicy Italian Sausage and Peppers Zucchini Pasta

I debated turning this into a spaghetti with sausage and peppers, but the cheese melts better onto the ribbons. Plus, it’s easier to make a big serving bowl of this and present to guests at your next fall soiree. Pretty sure that’s the first time I’ve used the word soiree. I’ve been reading way too many girly magazines lately. Tehe.

Spicy Italian Sausage and Peppers Zucchini Pasta

Why is this the perfect dish for your next par-tay? It’s bright, colorful, light, jam-packed with delicious Italian flavor and most importantly, so easy and quick to whip up, yet looks like something you’d see on the cover of La Cucina Italiana. Okay, maybe not that impressive, but certainly better than serving a boring bowl of pasta with marinara sauce, right?

Spicy Italian Sausage and Peppers Zucchini Pasta

I apologize (or you’re welcome) for the 9,328 pictures in this post… I decided to put down my 50mm lens and start using wider camera angles to create more of a scene and experiment with food styling. Next on my list is investing in a new lens and distressing some wood. Wow, never thought I’d put “distressing some wood” on my weekend to-do lists… I’ll have to drag Lu on that excursion (he has a very strict “no hand holding” policy at Home Depot, by the way – very adorable…. or annoying).

Spicy Italian Sausage and Peppers Zucchini Pasta

I made this recipe exclusively for the loveliest Sarah Tucker at Fairy Tales Are True. Quick story: she’s my ex-boyfriend’s close friend’s wife, who I’ve never met, but have stayed in touch with because she’s a shining light of happiness and positivity, I can’t help myself. Sorry, Lu.

Click here for the recipe. Again, you’re welcome (your jaw’s gonna drop when you see her blog!) 

Spicy Italian Sausage and Peppers Zucchini Pasta

Spicy Italian Sausage and Peppers Zucchini Pasta

Spicy Italian Sausage and Peppers Zucchini Pasta

Spicy Italian Sausage and Peppers Zucchini Pasta

Spicy Italian Sausage and Peppers Zucchini Pasta

Spicy Italian Sausage and Peppers Zucchini Pasta

Spicy Italian Sausage and Peppers Zucchini Pasta

Spicy Italian Sausage and Peppers Zucchini Pasta

Spicy Italian Sausage and Peppers Zucchini Pasta

Spicy Italian Sausage and Peppers Zucchini Pasta

 

Comments

  1. Good gracious that dish looks ah-mazing. Totally soiree-worthy :)

  2. This looks great.

  3. Just made this tonight! However, I used the blade for the skinny noodles on my spiralizer. I love this dish! Can’t wait to try all of your other recipes!

  4. Made this tonight and it was delicious. I made the Zucchini pasta with pepperoni the other day and it was a hit with my husband, mother and 4 year old, as well. Thanks for coming up with these great heathier recipes. Can’t wait to try some more!

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