Rotini with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

To reduce bitterness of the broccoli rabe: 1) buy young broccoli rabe which tend to be less bitter. 2) Blanche broccoli rabe first before using in recipe. Prep Time: 10 min Cooking Time: 13 min

Rotini with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage
Rotini with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    Tbsp olive oil

  • 1/2

    lb sweet Italian sausage, crumbled

  • 4

    cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 1

    large bunch broccoli rabe, stems trimmed, rinsed and cut into 2" pieces

  • 1/2

    tsp salt

  • 1/2

    tsp dried oregano

  • 1/4

    tsp black pepper

  • 1

    pkg (12 oz) rotini pasta

  • Grated asiago cheese

Directions

1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over med-high heat. Add sausage and cook 5 min, stirring occasionally. Stir in garlic during last minute of cooking time. Add broccoli rabe, salt, oregano and pepper. Cook uncovered, 8 min. or until tender, stirring occasionally. If mixture gets too dry, add a few TBSPs of water. 2. Meanwhile, cook pasta following pkg directions, about 7 min. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid. 3. Add pasta water to sausage mixture gradually to create a sauce, then stir together with pasta. Serve immediately with grated Asiago cheese, if desired.

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