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Warming winter flavors unite to create this simple and elegant weeknight dish.

Vanessa Seder
Recipe by Cooking Light November 2015


Credit: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford

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Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)


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  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Reserve 1 cup cooking liquid; drain.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Add pasta, remaining 1/2 cup pasta water, walnuts, rind, juice, and red pepper to pan; toss to combine. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

424 calories; fat 21g; saturated fat 5.9g; mono fat 7.7g; poly fat 5.8g; protein 24g; carbohydrates 37g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 57mg; iron 3mg; sodium 507mg; calcium 83mg.