Salsa Verde Fettuccine with Zucchini & Parmesan Cheese
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Salsa Verde Fettuccine

with Zucchini & Parmesan Cheese

25 MIN
+$3.95/serving 2 Servings
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    From the Test Kitchen

    To deliciously bring together tender fettuccine and zucchini (sautéed with just a bit of red pepper flakes for a kick), we’re tossing them with our vibrant salsa verde and a bit of crème fraîche to create a verdant, silky sauce.

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    • Nutrition
    • Calories
      780 Cals (est.)
    Salsa Verde Fettuccine with Zucchini & Parmesan Cheese
    • 10 oz Hot Italian Pork Sausage
    • ½ lb Fettuccine Pasta
    • 1 Zucchini
    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • 1 oz Sliced Roasted Red Peppers
    • ¼ tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
    • ⅓ cup Salsa Verde
    • 2 Tbsps Crème Fraîche
    • ¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

    Tips from Home Chefs

    Cook the pasta
    1 Cook the pasta

    Fill a large pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, add the pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente (still slightly firm to the bite). Turn off the heat. Reserving 3/4 cup of the pasta cooking water, drain thoroughly and return to the pot.

    2 Prepare the ingredients

    Meanwhile, wash and dry the zucchini; halve lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Roughly chop the peppers.

    Prepare the ingredients
    Cook the sausage
    3 Cook the sausage

    In a large pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sausage. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 7 to 9 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a plate.

    4 Cook the zucchini

    In the pan of reserved fond, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced zucchini in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the chopped garlic and as much of the red pepper flakes as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until softened. Turn off the heat. 

    Cook the zucchini
    Finish the pasta & serve your dish
    5 Finish the pasta & serve your dish

    To the pot of cooked pasta, add the cooked zucchini, chopped peppers, and half the reserved pasta cooking water. Cook on medium-high, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until combined. Turn off the heat. Add the salsa verde, crème fraîche, and cooked sausage; stir until combined and the pasta is coated (if necessary, gradually add the remaining cooking water to ensure the pasta is thoroughly coated). Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished pasta garnished with the cheese. Enjoy!

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