We’re huge fans of Top Chef alum Fabio Viviani’s cookbooks, and his latest is no exception. Pick up 30-Minute Italian and get ready to have a restaurant-worthy meal on the table in half an hour or less. These ricotta and sausage stuffed tomatoes come together in a flash!

This bold little dish can be a starter, side or a main. Take your pick, but don’t neglect to make it. Start with firm tomatoes that will stand up to being stuffed, and when you fill the scooped-out halves, make a nice dome with the filling. I like sweet Italian sausage for this, but you can go with your favorite sausage. When I was young and living in Italy, my grandfather and I sometimes made this with green tomatoes, which were always cheaper than fully ripe ones. We also fried the green tomatoes. Delicious!

Reprinted with permission from Fabio’s 30-Minute Italian