Ziti, broccolini, sausage, fennel, onions, parmesan cheese. What else could one wish for?

Ziti with onions, sausage, and fennel

Nothing is more comforting to me than a big bowl of pasta and a table full of family to share it with. Maybe that’s why I like cooking Italian dishes like this one. A large bowl of this ziti is the only centerpiece your dining room table needs for an easy dinner. The Italian philosophy of using good quality ingredients and cooking them properly is shown over and over again in Lidia’s Favorite Recipes cookbook written by Lidia Bastianich. Give this recipe a try and consider adding her cookbook to your recipe collection. You will come back to it over and over again. Buon appetito!

Ingredients:

salt for the pasta water
1 pound ziti
1 pound sweet Italian sausage
1 large fennel bulb, about 1 pound
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium onions, cut in half-moon slices
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
1/2 cup tomato paste
3 cups finely chopped fennel fronds
1 cup freshly grated pecorino or parmesan

Directions: 

Heat a large pot of salted water to boiling for the pasta. Drop the ziti into the boiling water, then bring back to a boil and cook until the ziti are not quite al dente. Drain, reserving 3 cups of the pasta water. While the pasta is cooking, remove the sausage from its casing and break the meat up a bit with your fingers. Trim the fennel bulb, removing any tough outer parts, reserving the fronds. Slice the bulb in half lengthwise, remove core then slice each half in ¼- inch- thick lengthwise slices.

Separate the slivers of fennel if they are attached at the bottom; cut the long slivers in half so you have about 3 cups of 2- inch- long matchsticks of fennel. Heat the olive oil in a skillet set over medium- high heat. Add the sausage meat, and cook, stirring and breaking it up more with a wooden spoon, until it sizzles and begins to brown, about 1½ minutes. Push the sausage to the sides of the pan, and drop the onion slices into the clear part of the pan; sauté, stirring, until they sizzle and wilt, another 2 minutes or so, then stir them in with the meat. Clear a new space, and drop in the fennel; let it heat up and wilt for 1 minute or more, then stir to combine.

Sprinkle on ¼ teaspoon salt; drop the hot red pepper flakes into a cleared hot spot, and toast the flakes for ½ a minute, then stir to combine. Clear a good sized hot spot in the center of the pan, plop in the tomato paste, and cook, stirring it in the spot, for a good minute of more, until it is sizzling and caramelizing. Then stir it in with everything else.

Ladle the reserved pasta water into the skillet, stir well, and bring the liquid to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and let cook until the flavors have developed, the sauce is thickened but not too thick, and the fennel is soft but not mushy, 6 minutes or more. (Add more water if the sauce reduces too rapidly.) Season to taste.

Drop the cooked ziti into the simmering sauce. Toss everything together, then sprinkle over it the chopped fennel fronds, and continue to cook until the ziti are perfectly al dente and cooked with the sauce.

Remove the skillet from the heat, sprinkle the grated cheese over the ziti, and toss it in. Serve the hot pasta right from the skillet into warm pasta bowls.

Recipe from Lidia’s Favorite Recipes 

https://www.lidiasitaly.com/recipes/detail/1187

Katie’s Tips:

*I added one cup of broccolini to the dish to add color and texture. Cut broccolini into one inch pieces and add to the sauce after the onions have sautéed.

*I used 1/2 lb spicy italian sausage and 1/2 lb sweet italian sausage. I love a little kick to my pasta dishes.

*Serve the pasta with a big italian salad, fresh bread, table wine, and possibly Oberweis icecream for dessert for a quick and easy menu!

 

Ziti, broccolini, sausage, fennel, onions, parmesan cheese. What else could one wish for?

Ziti, broccolini, sausage, fennel, onions, parmesan cheese. What else could one wish for?

 

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  206. Francesco Reply

    Unless I’m mistaken I see broccolini with your pasta in the picture…….yet no mention of it in the ingredients. Difficult for your fans to take you seriously if you’re going to hold back on us. Bless your heart.

    • katie Reply

      someone didn’t read the whole post Francesco….