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Orecchiette Pasta with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe
Created by Sabrina Russo
Pasta with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe is a classic, easy Italian dish. Feel free to swap out the broccoli rabe for regular broccoli, broccolini or even a dark leafy green, such as kale.
-Broccoli rabe -Olive oil -Italian pork sausage -Orecchiette pasta -Garlic -Red pepper flakes -Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add broccoli rabe and cook 1 minute. Drain and pat dry. Roughly chop into 1/2 inch pieces .
Blanch and chop broccoli rabe
Heat pan to medium high. Add oil and sausage, breaking into chunks. Cook until well-browned. Remove from pan.
Add garlic and red pepper to pan, along with additional oil. Cook 30-60 seconds, being cautious to avoid burning the garlic.
Add broccoli rabe to pan and season with salt. Add back sausage and stir to combine.
Add broccoli and sausage
Add pasta to pan along with 1/4 cup pasta water and grated cheese. Toss to combine and adjust as needed.
Stir in pasta and cheese
Get more detailed instructions, tips and substitutions on this classic pasta dish on mythreeseasons.com