I printed this recipe from SmittenKitchen blog as soon as I saw it. It has all my fav ingredients. My only modification was the omission of Pecorino cheese and the subbing of soy parmesan. Just delicious. Enjoy!
Pasta with fava beans, tomatoes, and sausage
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 large garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
1/8 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/2 pound spicy Italian chicken sausage (from Trader Joe’s), coarsely chopped
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 3/4 cup diced canned tomatoes
1 cup frozen shelled fava beans, thawed
3/4 pound paperdelle (my choice)
2 tablespoons grated soy parmesan
Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and crushed red pepper, and saute until onion is translucent. Add sausage and saute until brown. Add wine; simmer one minute, scraping up browned bits. Add tomatoes and fava beans. Saute until tomatoes are softened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta cooking liquid. Return pasta to same pot.
Add sauce to pasta. Toss over medium heat until sauce coats pasta, adding reserved cooking liquid as needed if dry, about 2 minutes. Mix in the grated soy parmesan and transfer pasta to bowl. Makes 4-6 servings.