Italian Sausage Red Pepper Pasta

Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound Italian sausage formed into 1-inch meatballs
  • coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 2 large zucchini thinly cut lengthwise OR julienned
  • 2 medium red bell peppers de-seeded, de-ribbed and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium chicken broth


  • DO-AHEAD TIP: Form Italian sausage meat into 1-inch meatballs.
  • Melt the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion and garlic and sauté for 3 minutes. Add sausage meatballs and cook for 10 minutes, turning them on all sides.
  • Drain excess grease from the skillet then add remaining ingredients and toss to combine. Reduce skillet heat to medium and cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until zucchini and bell peppers are tender-crisp.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


SERVING SUGGESTION: A big salad of mixed baby greens, sliced red onion, avocado and plum (Roma) tomatoes, tossed with Leanne’s Basic Vinaigrette. NUTRITION: per serving: 445 Calories; 36g Fat; 19g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 86mg Cholesterol; 1323mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 5 1/2 Fat. Points: 12
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