Fresh fusilli with broccoli rabe, ricotta salata, and sweet pea pistou

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Fresh fusilli with broccoli rabe, ricotta salata, and sweet pea pistou

Fresh fusilli with broccoli rabe, ricotta salata, and sweet pea pistou

Soy-Free, Vegetarian, Protein Plus

2 Servings, 690 Calories/Serving

15 Minutes

Did you know you can eat the stalks, flowers, and leaves of broccoli rabe? Talk about a whole food! This cruciferous veg adds tons of nutrients to our Southern Italian–inspired pasta with sweet pea pistou. 

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sunbasket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • 1 or 2 cloves organic peeled fresh garlic
  • 1 bunch organic broccoli rabe (about ¾ pound)
  • 3 tablespoons Marcona almonds
  • 1½ ounces ricotta salata
  • 7 ounces fresh fusilli
  • ½ ounce sun-dried tomato strips (not in oil)
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • Sunbasket sweet pea pistou (extra virgin olive oil - peas - spinach - Parmesan - garlic)
  • ½ teaspoon Aleppo chile flakes (optional)

Nutrition per serving

Calories 690, Total Fat 38g (49% DV), Sat. Fat 8g (40% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 85mg (28% DV), Sodium 960mg (42% DV), Total Carb. 70g (25% DV), Fiber 9g (32% DV), Total Sugars 6g (Incl. 0g Added Sugars, 0% DV), Protein 27g
Contains: Milk, Eggs, Tree Nuts (almond), Wheat

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten.

*Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans, Sesame.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Prep the ingredients; cook the fusilli

Bring a medium sauce pot of generously salted water to a boil for the fusilli. 

  • Finely chop, press, or grate the garlic. 
  • Trim the root ends from the broccoli rabe; cut the broccoli rabe into 1-inch lengths. 
  • Coarsely chop the almonds.
  • Crumble or coarsely chop the ricotta salata.

To the pot of boiling water, stir in the fusilli and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain the fusilli. Return the fusilli to the pot; toss with about 1 teaspoon oil to keep the noodles from sticking. While the fusilli is cooking, make the sauce.


Cook the sauce; finish the pasta

In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the garlic, broccoli rabe, almonds, and sun-dried tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli rabe is just tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the vegetable broth and sweet pea pistou and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened slightly, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the fusilli and toss to coat.


Transfer the fusilli and sauce to individual bowls. Sprinkle with the ricotta salata and as much Aleppo chile as you like and serve. 

Kids Can!
  • Fill a sauce pot with water for the fusilli.
  • Press the garlic (if you have a press).
  • Crumble the ricotta salata.
  • Time the fusilli.
  • Sprinkle the ricotta salata.