Diana's Favorite Family Pasta
2 cups whole wheat pasta, like rigatoni
1 lb. Italian sausage
1 zucchini, chopped
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes
1 small red onion, chopped
2 ears of fresh corn, cut off the cob
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 ounces Chihuahua cheese
4 ounces freshly grated provolone cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare water for pasta and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add pasta to cook. Drain when finished.
While pasta is cooking, heat a large oven-safe skillet over medium-low heat. Add in sausage and cook until it is 3/4 of the way done and set aside. In a separate pan add in onions, zucchini, corn and tomatoes with salt and pepper, stirring to coat. Cook for about 10 minutes, tossing occasionally, while softened and then add the sausage mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
While pasta and vegetables are cooking, heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Add in butter and whisk constantly, stirring until bubbly and brown bits appear on the bottom, about 5-6 minutes. Remove and set aside.
Turn off heat under vegetables/sausage and add in pasta. Drizzle in brown butter and add in Chihuahua cheese , stirring well to coat. Top with provolone, the place in the oven and cook for 10 minutes, just until cheese is melted. Remove and serve immediately, garnishing with extra cheese if desired.
Note: Add oregano or red chili flakes to vegetable/sausage combo to add extra flavor and spice to meal.