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Chicken Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Penne


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  • 2 quarts water
  • 8 ounces uncooked multigrain penne pasta
  • 1 pound broccoli rabe, trimmed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 (3-ounce) smoked chicken sausages, each diagonally cut into 8 pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ounces pecorino Romano cheese, grated (about 1/2 cup)


Cooking time 20mins
Adapted from cooking


Step 1

1. Bring 2 quarts water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add pasta; cook 7 minutes. Add broccoli rabe; cook 2 minutes. Drain pasta mixture, reserving 2/3 cup cooking liquid; keep pasta warm.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add sausage to pan; cook 6 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Add 2/3 cup reserved pasta water, pasta mixture, pepper, and salt to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes or until slightly reduced. Stir in juice, and sprinkle with cheese.


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