Pasta With Peppers, Squash & Tomatoes

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  • Coarse salt
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper, cut into ¼-inch strips for you at the Fresh Divide!
  • 2 lbs cherry tomatoes, halved for you at the Fresh Divide
  • Grated romano cheese, for serving
  • 3/4 lb rigatoni
  • 1 lb sweet or spicy Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 cup diced squash
  • Red Pepper Flakes


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water, then drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 1 Tbsp oil over medium-high. Add sausage and cook, breaking apart with a slotted spoon, until cooked through, about 6 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer sausage to a bowl.
  3. Add 1 Tbsp oil and bell pepper to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned in spots, 6 minutes. Add squash and half the tomatoes; cook 1 minute. Add 1/4 cup pasta water and cook until tomatoes soften, 4 minutes. Return sausage to pan and add remaining tomatoes. Season with red-pepper flakes. Cook until sausage is warmed through and juices thicken slightly, about 2 minutes. Toss with pasta; if necessary, add remaining pasta water to create a light sauce tat coats pasta. Serve with Romano cheese.