What's Tex-Italian? It's an unbelievably good mix of sausage, picante sauce, orzo, zucchini and lots of melted cheese, cooked together on the stovetop to make easy work of preparing dinner.
cost per recipe: $6.83
The price is determined by the national average.
pound sweet Italian pork sausage, casing removed
cups Pace® Picante Sauce
teaspoon Italian seasoning, crushed
teaspoon garlic powder
small zucchini, cut into cubes (about 2 cups)
cup grated Parmesan cheese
cup orzo pasta, cooked and drained (about 2 cups)
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (about 4 ounces)
Cook the sausage in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until well browned, stirring often to separate meat. Pour off any fat.
Stir the picante sauce, sugar, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and zucchini in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the zucchini is tender.
Stir in the Parmesan cheese and pasta and cook until the mixture is hot and bubbling. Remove the skillet from the heat. Sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.