Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
Warming winter flavors unite to create this simple and elegant weeknight dish.
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)
1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Reserve 1 cup cooking liquid; drain.
2. While pasta cooks, heat 1 teaspoon oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add walnuts; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer walnuts to a plate.
3. Add remaining 4 teaspoons oil and sausage to pan; cook 6 minutes, stirring to crumble sausage. Add garlic, broccoli rabe, and 1/2 cup reserved pasta water; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally and scraping pan to loosen browned bits.
4. Add pasta, remaining 1/2 cup pasta water, walnuts, rind, juice, and red pepper to pan; toss to combine. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately.