A bit of sausage goes a long way in flavoring the creamy ricotta tomato sauce in this healthy and quick pasta recipe. Serve with a green salad and crusty Italian bread. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2014

Giuliano Hazan


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  • Put 2 quarts of water on to boil in a large pot.

  • Meanwhile, combine oil, onion and sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring and crumbling the sausage with a spoon, until the onion is golden, 4 to 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt; cook until the tomatoes have reduced and separated from the oil, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon salt to the boiling water, stir in pasta and cook according to package instructions until just tender.

  • Just before the pasta is done, return the sauce to medium-low heat. Add ricotta and basil and stir until combined. When the pasta is done, drain well and toss with the sauce and Parmigiano. Serve at once.

Nutrition Facts

361 calories; 12.3 g total fat; 3.6 g saturated fat; 16 mg cholesterol; 446 mg sodium. 279 mg potassium; 47.9 g carbohydrates; 3.7 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 14.2 g protein; 511 IU vitamin a iu; 10 mg vitamin c; 176 mcg folate; 112 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 40 mg magnesium; 1 mg thiamin;

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I used hot sausage instead of mild and even my husband loved this dish! Read More