Pasta With Sausage and Fava Beans

"This recipe is made from fresh pasta sheets, but you could just as easily use fettuccine or other pasta, if you prefer. Fava beans can be found canned, frozen, or fresh. They can be a pain to shell, but do not be deterred!"
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  • In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; add onion, garlic, and pepper flakes and cook until onion is translucent, about 6 minutes.
  • Add sausage and brown, while breaking up with a fork or wooden spoon, about 3 minutes.
  • Add wine and simmer 1 minute; add tomatoes and fava beans.
  • Let saute until tomatoes begin to soften, about 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper.
  • Meanwhile cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente; drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid (return pasta to pot).
  • Add the sauce to the pasta in the pot and toss, over medium heat, until sauce coats pasta (about 2 minutes); add reserved cooking liquid as needed.
  • Transfer pasta to a serving bowl and pass cheese.

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