Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali
Total:
36 min
Active:
5 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound fresh pork sausage, crumbled
  • 1 pound ziti
  • 1 pound goat-milk or cow-milk ricotta
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup pecorino Romano, freshly grated

Directions

Place the sausage in a frying pan, add 1/4 cup water, cover and cook over medium-high heat 6 minutes. Remove the lid and cook for an additional 15 minutes, until the water evaporates and the sausage is browned. Pour off any excess fat.

Bring 6 quarts of water to a boil and add 2 tablespoons salt. Cook the ziti in the boiling water according to the package directions, until tender yet al dente.

Meanwhile, add the ricotta to the sausages and mix in the pepper flakes and salt and pepper, to taste. Drain the cooked pasta, reserving the cooking liquid, and stir it in to the sausage/ricotta mixture.

Add some of the pasta cooking water if necessary to loosen up the mixture, and season again with salt and pepper, if necessary. Top with grated pecorino and divide evenly among 6 pasta bowls.

Categories:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Ziti al Telefono

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

Ziti with Pesto: Ziti al Pesto "Pantesco"

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

Baked Ziti al Telefono

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

Ragusa Shepherd's Pasta: Fusilli al Pastore Ragusa

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

Pasta Al Forno

Recipe courtesy of Zero Otto Nove

Pasta Al Forno: Oven Baked Pasta

Recipe courtesy of David Rocco

Laura's Pasta al Forno with Sugo

Recipe courtesy of Laura Vitale

Cooking Tips 3 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Eggs 101: Poached 01:24

These easy steps will have you poaching eggs to perfection in no time.

Similar Topics:

On TV

Unique Eats

10am | 9c

Unique Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Unique Eats

11am | 10c

Unique Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Man Fire Food

12pm | 11c

Man Fire Food

12:30pm | 11:30c

Man Fire Food

1pm | 12c

Man Fire Food

1:30pm | 12:30c

Man Fire Food

2:30pm | 1:30c

Man Fire Food

3:30pm | 2:30c

Man Fire Food

4:30pm | 3:30c

Man Fire Food

5:30pm | 4:30c

Man Fire Food

6:30pm | 5:30c

Man Fire Food

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Guilty Pleasures

8pm | 7c

Guilty Pleasures

8:30pm | 7:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

10pm | 9c

Unwrapped 2.0

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Guilty Pleasures

12:30am | 11:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here