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Cucina Rustica: Calabrian Macaroni with Sausage and Ricotta

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Category: Italian

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 lb Hot Italian sausage [=3]
  • 1 lb Penne or macaroni
  • 1 lb Ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 c Fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 ts Hot pepper flakes [optl]
  • 1/2 ts Pepper
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • pn Nutmeg
  • 1 c Pecorino Romano, grated


Traditional rustic dish from southern Italy.

Prick sausages. In skillet, bring sausages and 1/4 cup water to simmer over
medium heat; cook, turning often, for 3-4 minutes or until water
evaporates. Cook, turning often, for 8 minutes or until no longer pink

Meanwhile, in pot of boiling salted water, cook penne for 8-10 minutes or
until tender but firm; drain in colander, reserving 1 cup liquid.

In same pot, combine 3/4 cup of the reserved cooking liquid, the ricotta,
parsley, hot pepper flakes, pepper, salt and nutmeg. Stir in sausages, then
penne. Mix in remaining cooking liquid if necessary to make mixture glossy.

Serve sprinkled with pecorino.

6 servings for $10.15CDN [Oct 94]

Per serving: about 550 calories, 29 g protein, 21 g fat, 60 g carbohydrate
Excellent source calcium.

Serve with crisp green salad dressed with vinaigrette.

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