Ziti with sausage and vegetables from Essential Pépin: More Than 700 All-Time Favorites from My Life in Food by Jacques Pépin

  • broccoli rabe
  • pecorino Romano cheese
  • corn
  • cherry tomatoes
  • ziti pasta
  • hot Italian sausages

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Notes about this recipe

  • Delys77 on June 15, 2021

    He states in the pre-amble that this dish is very flexible, which it is. I didn't think my son would like rapini, in fact I find it a bit bitter myself, so we went with cabbage which we had in the fridge. I finely sliced it and added it a bit earlier in the cooking process. It went well with the corn and tomatoes and the result was healthy, light, and very tasty. I did mince the tomatoes to get them by my son, and my husband, but they cooked down nicely and added some brightness to the dish without making it like a tomato sauce. A winner in our books. Would also be good with whole wheat pasta I think.

  • chawkins on March 12, 2020

    A healthy pasta dish, at first the corn seemed out of place, but after sampling the result, the sweetness of the corn perfectly balanced the bitterness of the broccoli rabe.

  • Queezle_Sister on June 29, 2015

    This is a simple recipe that can easily be tweaked to match your pantry & refrigerator contents. Its quick, the result tasty, and its a good dinner solution for a busy day.

  • Breadcrumbs on January 08, 2012

    p. 94 - After a very busy January Saturday I needed a quick and tasty dinner solution and I’m happy to report JP delivered, on both counts, even if I did make an omission to his recipe. Our last stop before heading home was at an Italian market where I picked up some hot Italian Sausage and some rapini w a pretty traditional pasta dish in mind. Just prior to doing this my way, I decided to do a quick EYB search and found this recipe. Since corn is neither in season or, my freezer, I decided to carry on w the recipe and, omit the corn. The sweetness of the tomatoes balanced the bitterness of rapini. We really enjoyed JP’s twist of using pecorino Romano. The earthiness of this cheese added a new and delightful flavour profile to the dish. Quick, simple and delicious, I’ll happily recommend this one and, will most definitely make it again. I definitely look forward to trying it w the corn during the summertime.

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