Summer Squash & Sausage Tacos

This is one of those meals when you want something this is quick, tasty, balanced, and doesn’t require turning the oven on. Tacos are so versatile – you can really put anything in them! I find myself putting scrambled eggs (breakfast tacos anyone?), and really any tasty protein/veggie mixture! Corn tortillas are ok to leave at room temperature for a few days, but then keep them in the fridge to prolong their shelf life, And don’t forget to warm the tortillas – see the recipe for instructions!

The key to this recipe is to use a flavorful pre-seasoned sausage. ⁠If you’re an ABQ local, I always keep PolksFolly sausage on hand because it is tasty and the quality is unmatched, plus they divert tons of food waste by feeding it to their pigs!⁠ They have an awesome shop in Cedar Crest, as well as selling at the Downtown Growers Market, Tiny Grocery, and more!

Summer Squash & Sausage Tacos

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: dinner


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ onion diced
  • 2 small summer squashes thinly sliced, about ¼-inch thick
  • 1 lb loose sausage (can remove casings if needed) I used a red chile garlic sausage – try to find a sausage that is already seasoned!
  • 2 big handfuls of arugula, or another leafy green

To serve:

  • Corn tortillas
  • Lime wedges
  • Cilantro roughly chopped


  • In a large saute pan, heat the oil over medium heat.
  • Add the sliced onions and zucchini, stirring often. Cook until they have softened but still are firm, about 8 minutes.
  • Add in the sausage in the pan, breaking up with a wooden spoon. Continue to stir and break up the sausage. Cook until the sausage is browned, about 10 minutes.
  • Add in the greens and cook for about 1 minute, or until wilted.

To warm tortillas (this step is crucial!)

  • Options:
    1) Heat each side of the tortilla over an open flame for about 15-30 seconds.
    2) Heat each side of the tortilla in a dry saute pan for about 15-30 seconds.
    3) Wrap a stack of tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for about 30 seconds.
    *Keep warmed tortillas wrapped in a dish towel until ready to serve.
  • Serve with lime wedges of cilantro.


*If you can’t find a seasoned sausage, you can add your own spices! For this recipe minced garlic, red chili powder/flakes, and some chili powder would be great!

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