Fusilli with Peppers, Olives and Vegetables

Fusilli alla Rustica

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      40 min

Appears in
The Classic Pasta Cookbook

By Giuliano Hazan

Published 1993

  • About

This zesty, flavorful sauce is a recipe of my mother’s I am particularly fond of and have made minor changes to. It may seem uncharacteristic of Italian cooking to use so many different ingredients but they all balance each other well and the result is perfect harmony.


  • 3 medium sweet yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt


  1. Peel and thinly slice the onion crosswise.
  2. Put the olive oil and onion in a 12-inch skillet and place over medium heat. Season lightly with salt and cook until the onion turns a rich golden color, 10 to 15 minutes. While the onion is Sautéing, peel and finely chop the