Italian Sausage Pasta Skillet

With all the work we’ve been doing outside I wanted an easy-to-make but hearty dinner. Pasta always comes to mind when I think of a good, filling meal so it was a good night to make Italian Sausage Pasta Skillet.

Italian Sausage Pasta Skillet

Italian Sausage Pasta Skillet

Italian Sausage Strombolis

Oh, my gosh, I love strombolis! Not the island in the Lipari Islands of Italy but the food! When I make it for dinner I feel like I’m cheating and having a treat instead of a sensible meal. Then I think of the ingredients; sausage, peppers, onions, cheese, and the crust, and I realize it really is a sensible meal! If you want a meal to make your whole family think you’re spoiling them I suggest Italian Sausage Strombolis!

Italian Sausage Stromboli made with refrigerated dough!

Italian Sausage Strombolis

Italian Sausage & Orzo Stuffed Peppers

In my garden the green peppers are going gangbusters. I’m still waiting for the yellow and red to finish ripening but, my goodness I have to start doing something with all the green peppers! I’m also kind of drowning in zucchini so I’m adding some to this recipe. Since I don’t like rice that’s incorporated into a dish (think chicken and rice casseroles) I decided to go Italian and use orzo instead of rice. Here’s my Italian Sausage & Orzo Stuffed Peppers!

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Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

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The zucchini plants are starting to produce in my garden. I’m being drowned in zucchini! Each year I swear I won’t plant as many zucchini as the year before but I do anyway. We’ve already had fried breaded zucchini and I’ve shredded zucchini for bread. I’m dehydrating it so I can add it to soups in the winter and I’ve thought about canning some pickled zucchini. And of course some will go to the food bank. Tonight I’m making Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats for dinner. I love the combination of zucchini and Italian sausage. The dish is a little spicy, a little sweet, and altogether delicious!

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