CREAMY ORECCHIETTE WITH SAUSAGE, PEAS & MINT

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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

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make CREAMY ORECCHIETTE WITH SAUSAGE, PEAS & MINT

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.

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About CREAMY ORECCHIETTE WITH SAUSAGE, PEAS & MINT

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




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