“We love Italian sausage sandwiches, but the bread isn’t diet friendly for me, so I created this recipe to satisfy my craving. If you like some heat, use hot peppers in place of the sweet peppers.”Tina M. Howells, Salem, Ohio

Italian Sausage Veggie Skillet

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Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 251 kcal


  • 4 cup uncooked whole wheat spiral pasta
  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage casings removed
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 medium zucchini chopped
  • 1 large sweet red pepper chopped
  • 1 large sweet yellow pepper chopped
  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes drained
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in large skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium-high heat until sausage is no longer pink, 5-7 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute longer. Add zucchini and peppers; cook until crisp-tender, 3-5 minutes. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until vegetables are tender and begin to release their juices, 5-7 minutes. Serve with pasta.


  • Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch.
  • Nutrition Facts based on 1-1/3 cups


Calories: 251kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 16gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 417mgFiber: 6gSugar: 4g
Keyword Sausage
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