Tex-Mex Smoked Sausage Pasta

Tex-Mex Smoked Sausage Pasta

This simple, flavor-packed Tex-Mex pasta is perfect for weekday nights – plus, you’ll look forward to leftovers for lunch. That is, if there are any leftovers.

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This simple, flavor-packed Tex-Mex pasta is perfect for weekday nights – plus, you’ll look forward to leftovers for lunch. That is, if there are any leftovers.

Cook Time
47 min
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Servings
7

Ingredients

  • 1 (10-14oz) package Eckrich® Smoked Sausage
  • 8 ounces Pasta, such as rotini
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 Medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup Frozen corn
  • 1 8oz can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 cup Salsa
  • 1 tablespoon Chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Shredded Four Cheese Mexican blend, divided
  • 2 tablespoons Black olive slices, optional

Preparation

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, reserving 1/2 cup water.
  2. Slice Eckrich Smoked Sausage into thin coins.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add smoked sausage, zucchini and corn; cook 5 to 6 minutes or until zucchini is tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in tomato sauce, salsa and seasoning; continue cooking 3 to 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated, adding some of pasta water if necessary for creamier consistency.
  5. Stir in half of cheese; top with remaining cheese and olives.

Tip: Substitute 1 (10-14oz) package of Eckrich Skinless Smoked Sausage Ropes, 1 (10-14oz) package of Eckrich Beef Skinless Smoked Sausage or 1 (10-13oz) package of Eckrich Turkey Skinless Smoked Sausage for the Cheddar Links and enjoy another great flavor! Sprinkle with green onion slices and or chopped cilantro.