Creamy Orecchiette with Sausage, Peas & Mint

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Creamy Orecchiette with Sausage, Peas & Mint
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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound orecchiette
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 pound sweet italian sausage, casings removed, meat torn into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cups thawed frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

Preparation

In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta cooking water.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix the yogurt and garlic; season with salt and the cayenne.

In a large nonstick skillet, cook the sausage over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the peas and season with salt and black pepper. Cook until just heated through. Add the pasta and 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water and toss, adding the remaining pasta water if needed to thin the sauce; season with salt and black pepper.

Divide the pasta among 4 bowls. Top with the yogurt mixture and mint.