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Spicy Sausage And Broccoli Rabe Orecchiette

This pasta dish has it all—crisp-tender broccoli rabe, spicy sausage crumbles, and sharp Granino Cheese (or Parmigiana Reggiano) cheese, all served alongside al dente orecchiette pasta.

Noodles pictured with broccoli
  • Prep Time

    10min

  • Cook Time

    15min

  • Total Time

    25min

  • Serving Size

    4-6

  • Category Title Pasta

  • Cuisine Type American

  • Level Easy

Recipe By: Delallo

Ingredients

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli rabe and cook until crispy-tender, about 3 minutes. Remove the broccoli rabe with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Bring the water back to a boil and cook pasta according to the package instructions. Drain, reserving 1/2-cup of hot pasta water and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the sausage and cook, breaking it up with a spoon until browned, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add the broccoli rabe and toss to coat. Add 1/4-cup of the reserved pasta water and 1 tablespoon of oil and stir unti a creamy sauce forms.
  • Add the pasta and toss well. If the pasta seems dry, add the remaining pasta water. Remove the pan from heat, stir in the Parmigiana Reggiano and serve.

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