Italian Sausage Veggie Skillet

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Nov. 08, 2023
We love Italian sausage sandwiches, but because the bread isn't diet-friendly for me, I created this recipe to satisfy my craving. If you like some heat, use hot peppers in place of the sweet peppers. —Tina Howells, Salem, Ohio
Italian Sausage Veggie Skillet Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cups 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
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 251 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 417mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 16g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 2 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch.