Pasta With Sausage And Broccoli Rabe

  • 2 ½ bunches broccoli rabe
  • 1 (16 ounce) package orecchiette pasta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, or more as needed
  • 3 Italian pork sausages, casings removed
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 3 ounces bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 ounce shaved Pecorino cheese, or more to taste

Orecchiette Pasta With Broccoli Rabe, Sausage, And Pecorino Cheese

Meat and Poultry Recipes , Pork , Sausage

Author: Larry Alex

The Combination Of Sausage, Broccoli Rabe, And Italian Pecorino Cheese From Lamb's Milk Is Incredible.

Time: 30m

Yield: 6

Number Of Ingredients: 8

  • Bring 4 to 6 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot.
  • Cut 1 to 1 1/2 inches off of the bottom of the broccoli rabe stalks; cut into 1 1/2-inch sections.
  • Place trimmed broccoli rabe and orecchiette into the boiling water and boil until pasta is tender, 12 to 14 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat 3 tablespoons oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add sausage and cook for 6 minutes; stir in garlic and cook until sausage is browned and crumbly, 2 to 3 minutes more.
  • Heat a medium-sized pan over medium heat. Add enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Stir in bread crumbs. Cook until browned and crunchy, about 5 minutes.
  • Drain the pasta pot. Add drained broccoli rabe and orecchiette to the sausage. Add red pepper flakes and 1/2 of the bread crumbs and stir well.
  • Transfer 1/2 the pasta mixture to a large bowl. Stir in 1/2 the Pecorino cheese. Add remaining pasta mixture to the bowl and top with remaining cheese; mix well. Top with remaining bread crumbs.
Nutrition Facts:

Calories 565 calories, Carbohydrate 71.8 g, Cholesterol 27 mg, Fat 20.8 g, Fiber 6 g, Protein 23.6 g, SaturatedFat 5.6 g, Sodium 657.4 mg, Sugar 3.7 g

  • 1 pound broccoli rabe, trimmed of damaged leaves
  • 1 pound orecchiette or other pasta noodle
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 to 5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage, cut into quarter-inch slices
  • Salt
  • 1 cup coarse, seasoned bread crumbs, toasted, optional garnish
  • Pecorino Romano or Parmesan, optional garnish

Pasta With Sausage And Broccoli Rabe


Author: Food Network

Tips: Cook The Broccoli Rabe The Night Before And You'll Be Way Ahead. Whatever You Do, Read The Recipe Through Start To Finish Before You Get Started. It's A Little Out Of The Ordinary But Relatively Painless. Cook Off The Garlic And Sausage Up To One Hour Ahead And Let It Sit In The Pan Until You're Ready To Finish The Dish.

Time: 50m

Yield: 8 servings

Number Of Ingredients: 8

  • Cut the broccoli rabe into 3 to 4 inch pieces, discarding the stems. In a large pot of rapidly boiling water, blanch the broccoli rabe until tender and cooked through, about 5 to 6 minutes. Before you drain broccoli rabe, reserve 1 cup of cooking liquid. Drain and rinse the broccoli rabe with cold water until it has cooled off. Spread it out on a towel to finish draining.
  • Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling water according to package directions until al dente.
  • While the pasta is cooking, place 2 tablespoons of water into a cold skillet with garlic and sausage and then turn heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until garlic is golden and sausage is cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes. Pour reserved broccoli water into pan with sausage.
  • When the pasta is cooked, drain it and place back in pot you cooked it in and season with salt. Pour sausage sauce over pasta and stir in cooked broccoli rabe. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve immediately.
  • If the Queen's coming to dinner: Garnish with fresh bread crumbs and/or freshly grated pecorino Romano or parmesan cheese.
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