Giada's Cheesy Pasta with Peas and Sausage — Most Popular Pin of the Week

It's no wonder that Giada's pasta is this week's Most Popular Pin of the Week. It's a hearty meal that's on the table in only 15 minutes.
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Giada De Laurentiis' Tagliatelle with Smashed Peas, Sausage, and Ricotta Cheese as seen on Food Network

Photo by: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Alice Gao, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

When time is tight on weeknights, every minute in the kitchen counts, and the only item on the dinner menu is, of course, a quick-cooking dinner. That's where pasta comes in — especially this week's Most Popular Pin of the Week. Ready to eat in only 15 minutes, Giada De Laurentiis' sausage-studded pasta may look fancy, but there's really nothing to it: Just brown the meat, warm the (frozen!) peas, then toss in cooked noodles and cheese. The warmth from the hot pasta will be enough to melt the ricotta and Pecorino Romano and create a silky sauce in a hurry.

For more dinner inspiration, check out Food Network's Let's Cook: Main Dishes board on Pinterest.

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