This dish capitalizes on the flavors of the cherry tomatoes and sausage for a hearty dinner.


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Recipe Summary

30 mins
45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water, then drain.

  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Add sausage and cook, breaking apart with a slotted spoon, until cooked through, about 6 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer sausage to a bowl.

  • Add 1 tablespoon oil and bell pepper to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned in spots, 6 minutes. Add squash and half the tomatoes; cook 1 minute. Add 1/4 cup pasta water and cook until tomatoes soften, 4 minutes. Return sausage to pan and add remaining tomatoes. Season with red-pepper flakes. Cook until sausage is warmed through and juices thicken slightly, about 2 minutes. Toss with pasta; if necessary, add remaining pasta water to create a light sauce that coats pasta. Serve with Pecorino Romano.

Cook's Notes

Yellow bell peppers are sweeter than green ones. Yellow cherry tomatoes make for a striking gold dish.

Reviews (4)

45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
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My son, who is not a squash lover, loved this dish. My husband the picky eater was impressed,also. I miss watching Everyday Food on T.V. Thanks Sarah for the wonderful videos. I look forward to them everyday!
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This recipe was easy, but totally tasteless. It needs a good dose of garlic and some onions.
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She makes me laugh out loud. And want to try all her recipes! This is exactly like something I would make but I've never tried adding pasta water, will do that next time.
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Sarah is so cute. I love watching her cook :) This recipe looks great too as always.