Sweet Italian sausage and tender sauteed cabbage transform spaghetti into a sophisticated meal that's suited to the season's cool weather.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente. Reserve 1 cup pasta water; drain pasta, and return to pot. Set aside.

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  • While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add sausage; cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until browned and cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer sausage to a plate; set aside (reserve skillet with rendered fat).

  • To skillet, add onion, 2 tablespoons water, and as much cabbage as will fit; season with salt and pepper. Cover; cook until tender, tossing occasionally and adding more cabbage as space becomes available, 6 to 10 minutes.

  • To pasta, add cabbage mixture and sausage. Toss with enough pasta water to create a sauce. Season with salt and pepper, and stir in vinegar.

Reviews (2)

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Rating: Unrated
10/03/2010
Just made this for the second time in less than a week. I make it with red wine vinegar because that's what I have on hand.
Rating: Unrated
05/10/2009
I make this with highly spiced (italian spices) ground turkey, napa cabbage, and whole wheat pasta. It is the best!