Here is a recipe that is not just about the meat! While it does call for sausage, you can leave it out and it will be just as delicious. The best part about this recipe is that it can be prepared in under 30 minutes, wow!

*Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

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Tagliatelle with Smashed Peas, Sausage, and Ricotta Cheese
Course Main Dish
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh or dried tagliatelle pasta (or other wide, long pasta)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 pound hot Italian sausage casings removed
  • 1 cup frozen peas thawed
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 bunch fresh basil leaves chopped (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1 tsp Salt
Course Main Dish
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh or dried tagliatelle pasta (or other wide, long pasta)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 pound hot Italian sausage casings removed
  • 1 cup frozen peas thawed
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 bunch fresh basil leaves chopped (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1 tsp Salt
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes if dry or according to package directions if fresh. Drain pasta reserving 1 cup of the pasta cooking water.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large, heavy skillet heat the olive oil and garlic over medium-high heat and add the sausage. Use a wooden spoon to break up the sausage into bite-sized bits. When the sausage has browned, about 5 minutes. Remove and set aside. Add the peas to the pan and, using the back of the wooden spoon, smash the peas. Turn off the heat. Add the ricotta cheese along with the cooked pasta and toss to coat, adding the pasta cooking water in 1/4 cup additions, if needed, to make the pasta moist. Return the sausage to the pan. Add the basil, Pecorino Romano cheese, and salt. Toss gently to coat and serve immediately.
By | 2018-05-17T20:16:46+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Recipe|0 Comments