Whole Wheat Pasta with Sauteed Radicchio and Sausage

Spicy Italian pork sausage, flecked with fennel and chili flakes, is the key to this 1-2-3 pasta dish. Its multitude of flavors brings complexity to a rustic Italian meal.

Casey Barber

Whole Wheat Pasta with Sauteed Radicchio and Sausage

Did you change this recipe up a little? We want to know! Share it with us by adding your special Twist.

Did you change this recipe?

Add your Twist

    A twist is a way to share your own spin on our recipies!

    Submit your own twist!

    Ingredients

    1 head radicchio 1 pound Italian pork sausage, casings removed
    Kosher salt Grated Grana Padano or Pecorino Romano cheese
    8 ounces whole wheat pasta shells, rotiini, or penne Freshly ground black pepper
    1 tablespoon olive oil

    directions

    Prep: 20 min Total:
    Try Kitchen View! Take your computer to the kitchen and view this recipe full-screen, with step-by-step directions.
    Enter Kitchen View
    • 1

      Core the radicchio and remove any wilted outer leaves. Slice the radicchio into thin strips and soak in a bowl of cold water for 20 minutes to lessen its bitter flavor.

    • 2

      While the radicchio soaks, bring a 4-quart stockpot with water filled with water to a boil and add 1 tablespoon salt. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions until al dente.

    • 3

      Heat the olive oil in a large, straight-sided saute pan over medium-high heat and add the sausage, crumbling gently with your hands to break up any large chunks. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the sausage is well browned and nearly cooked through.

    • 4

      Drain the radicchio and add to the pan with the sausage. Cook for 5 minutes more to wilt the radicchio and form a loose pan sauce.

    • 5

      Add the drained pasta to the pan and cook for 1 minute, stirring to coat the pasta.

    • 6

      Serve with grated cheese and freshly ground black pepper, if desired.

    Connect with Us
    Follow Our Pins

    Yummy recipes, DIY projects, home decor, fashion and more curated by iVillage staffers.

    Follow Our Tweets

    The very dirty truth about fashion internships... DUN DUN @srslytheshow http://t.co/wfewf

    On Instagram

    Behind-the-scenes pics from iVillage.

    Do you have a recipe that will knock our socks off?

    Share Yours Now
    Today's Best Saving