Pasta With Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

Pasta With Broccoli Rabe and Sausage
Frances Janisch

Serves 6
preparation
15
minutes
cooking
25
minutes

Ingredients

1
pound
orecchiette
1
tablespoon
olive oil
1
pound
sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
2
cloves
garlic, finely chopped
2 1/2
cups
low-sodium chicken broth
1/8
teaspoon
crushed red pepper
1
bunch
broccoli rabe
4
tablespoons
butter, cut into pieces
1
cup
grated Parmesan (4 ounces)
Kosher salt and black pepper

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and return it to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until it’s no longer pink, 5 to 6 minutes.
  3. Stir in the garlic and cook 1 minute.
  4. Add the broth and red pepper and bring to a boil. Add the broccoli rabe and simmer, covered, until tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Stir in the butter and Parmesan and cook, uncovered, until the sauce thickens slightly, 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Toss the pasta with the sausage mixture and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
Sara Quessenberry
August 2005

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 589
  • Fat 23 g
  • Sat Fat 11 g
  • Cholesterol 58 mg
  • Sodium 929 mg
  • Protein 35 mg
  • Carbohydrate 62 g
  • Fiber 2 g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.