Flavorful weeknight One-Pot pasta that will please a crowd! *Adapted from Martha Stewart's One Pan Pasta. Using the basic structure, I substituted nearly all of the ingredients and used the instructions as a framework.
1 pound Mild Italian Sausage
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
2 tablespoons Red Pepper Flakes
Salt & Pepper (to taste)
16 ounces Fusilli Col Buco
5 cups Vegetable Stock
2 bunches Broccoli Rabe
1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese (Whole Milk)
1 Lemon, Zested
4 ounces Manchego
Step 1In a dutch oven over medium high heat, brown the sausage, breaking it up as it cooks. Season with red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. When sausage is cooked fully, use a slotted spoon to remove it onto a plate lined with paper towel. Turn the heat slightly higher and add the broccoli rabe to the pot. Toss until fully coated with oil, then leave to sear. Turn once, then remove and set aside.
Step 2Add fusilli with vegetable broth, cover and boil. Stir occasionally until pasta is al dente and vegetable broth is almost completely absorbed.
Step 3Scoop ricotta on top of the pasta, toss to combine. Add lemon zest. Salt and pepper to taste.
Step 4Add back the sausage and broccoli to the dutch oven and combine all ingredients together. Portion onto a plate and garnish with finely grated Manchego and lemon zest.