Orzo with Sausage, Peppers and Tomatoes

TOTAL TIME: 40 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: 20 min
Cook: 10 min
 
YIELD: 4 to 6 servings
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Directions

Using tongs, place the bell peppers over a gas flame. Cook, turning occasionally, until the skins are charred on all sides, about 5 to 6 minutes. (Alternatively, place the peppers on a baking sheet and broil for 5 to 8 minutes, until charred.) Place the charred peppers in a medium bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the peppers to steam for 20 minutes. Under running water, peel away the charred skin from the peppers. Pat the peppers dry with paper towels. Remove the stem and seeds from the peppers and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, bring the chicken stock, water, and kosher salt to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes.

While the pasta is cooking: In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the turkey sausage and saute until cooked through, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the bell peppers, tomatoes, and red pepper flakes, if using, and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.

Drain the pasta, reserving about 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid, and transfer to a large serving bowl. Add the sausage mixture, 1 tablespoon of the parsley, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Toss well to combine all ingredients, adding reserved cooking liquid, if needed, to loosen the pasta. Top with the ricotta salata and sprinkle with the remaining parsley. Serve.

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  • on May 25, 2014

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    It sounds good but mine ended up seeming all orzo and minimal of the rest of the stuff. And it got a bit gummy too- I cooked it according to direction.

    Also, I know of an easier way to get a perfect roasted bell pepper. Cut it in half crosswise, remove stem and seeds. Get rid of the white parts on the inside (it's bitter). I roast mine in the toaster oven (quicker to heat up and less energy). 400F, prepare a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Put some olive oil on the outside skin only of the bell pepper and put it on the baking sheet, skin side up. Bake for 20 minutes or until the skin looks wrinkly. Remove from oven and let sit for 10-15 minutes until cool to handle. Remove skin with your fingers slowly. Works great and tastes even better !!

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  • on September 09, 2013

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    My new fav and my families. Excellent quick meal for anytime. So easy. Delicious comfort food.

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  • on September 06, 2013

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    I literally just made this incredible dish! My son helped and loved being apart of cooking with me. I am new to learning the kitchen and this recipe was easy and delicious! It turned out so good I made sure to share with family and friends.

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