Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)

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

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

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