Pasta With Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

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  • Serves 6
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 589 calories
    • Fat 23 g
    • Sat Fat 11 g
    • Cholesterol 58 mg
    • Sodium 929 mg
    • Protein 35 mg
    • Carbohydrate 62 g
    • Fiber 2 g


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


  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.