CREAMY ORECCHIETTE WITH SAUSAGE, PEAS & MINT

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

This recipe has been sitting in my inbox for nearly a year but it sounds so good I decided to take it out and brush it off and try it.
Recipe & photo: rachaelraymag.com


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

3/4 lb
orecchiette
1 c
greek yogurt
2 clove
garlic, finely chopped
salt and black pepper
1 pinch
cayenne pepper
3/4 lb
sweet italian sausage, casings removed, in bite-size pieces
2 c
thawed frozen peas
1 Tbsp
chopped fresh mint

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta cooking water.
2
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix the yogurt and garlic; season with salt and the cayenne.
3
In a large nonstick skillet, cook the sausage over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the peas and season with salt and black pepper. Cook until just heated through. Add the pasta and 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water and toss, adding the remaining pasta water if needed to thin the sauce; season with salt and black pepper.
4
Divide the pasta among 4 bowls. Top with the yogurt mixture and mint.
5
If you like it spicier, use spicy Italian sausage instead of sweet.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pork
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy