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  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 12 oz Italian Style Chicken Sausages, cut into discs
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper, optional
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 8 oz uncooked Radiatore pasta, or any other small pasta shape
  • 2 cups zucchini, chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated, divided
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • cup fresh basil, chopped


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add in the olive oil. Once hot, add in the chicken sausages and onion and cook until sausages are browned and onion is tender.
  • Season with salt, red pepper flakes and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in the chicken broth, scraping the bottom of the pan to release any browned bits. Bring mixture to a boil then add in the uncooked pasta. Stir frequently, for about 10 minutes, until pasta is mostly tender, then add in the chopped zucchini.
  • Continue cooking an additional 3 minutes until zucchini is tender and most of the chicken broth is absorbed into the pasta. Stir in the lemon juice, 3 tbsp of the parmesan cheese and the grape tomatoes.
  • Remove from heat and top with the fresh basil and remaining 1 tbsp of Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!


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Registered: ‎06-13-2010

Coming out of lurkdom to say I made this tonight and it was delish!!!  Came together in no time using only one kind of dish!!!!! Thanx so much for a great recipe.....

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Registered: ‎08-20-2012

Have made this twice so far.  It is a very forgiving recipe.  I accidentally put in too much chicken broth... It Doubles just fine.  Got PLENTY now.  Thanks for the recipe!

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Registered: ‎09-08-2010

Looks really good. Perfect for this time of year. My husband loves squash and grows it so I'm sure it's something he'd enjoy. Thanks for posting.

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Registered: ‎10-03-2011

I make this, but without the pasta. All the ingredients are usually on hand. I’ll be making it again next week. 👍

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Registered: ‎04-12-2010

Thank you for sharing, that looks good!  (and quick too!)