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Tex-Italian Picante Pasta

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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.

serves 4 people

Ingredients

cost per recipe: $7.70

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  • 1

     pound sweet Italian pork sausage, casing removed

  • 2

    cups Pace® Picante Sauce - Medium

  • 2

    teaspoons sugar

  • 1

    teaspoon Italian seasoning, crushed

  • 1/4

    teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2

     small zucchini, cut into cubes (about 2 cups)

  • 1/4

    cup  grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2/3

    cup orzo pasta, cooked and drained (about 2 cups)

  • 1

    cup  shredded mozzarella cheese (about 4 ounces)

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How to Make It

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.
Step 1

Cook the sausage in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until well browned, stirring often to separate meat.  Pour off any fat.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

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Pace® Picante Sauce - Medium

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Ratings & Reviews

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  • SteveO145

    January 11, 2012

    Tex-Italian Picante Pasta

    I threw a little corn in the mix and it was delicious! Definitely make it!

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  • slaglem

    August 28, 2006

    Tex-Italian Picante Pasta

    I used small shells for the pasta and it was really good,

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