Gemelli with Fennel and Hot Sausage

Gemelli with Fennel and Hot Sausage
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  • 4Servings


  • 3/4 pound hot italian sausage links, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 bulb fennel, cut into strips
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3 carrots, sliced on an angle
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound gemelli pasta
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees . On a baking sheet, toss the sausage, fennel, onion and carrots with the olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Cook until the vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta until al dente; drain, reserving 1/3 cup of the pasta cooking water. Transfer the pasta to a large bowl.

Add the sausage-vegetable mixture to the pasta. Add the reserved pasta cooking water to the baking sheet, scraping up any browned bits; transfer to the pasta mixture. Toss in the parsley; season with salt and pepper.