Ziti with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

Ziti with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

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  • 1

    pound ziti

  • ◦¼ cup olive oil

  • ◦3 large garlic cloves, crushed

  • ◦1½ pounds broccoli rabe, florets and tender stems only

  • ◦¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ◦¼ teaspoon salt

  • ◦1 cup chicken stock or canned broth

  • ◦½ pound cooked sweet Italian sausage, crumbled or chopped

  • ◦2 teaspoons unsalted butter

  • ◦½ cup freshly grated Grana Padano, or Parmigiano Reggiano


Cook the ziti in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain well. Meanwhile, in a large deep skillet, heat the oil. Add the garlic and cook over moderately high heat until golden. Add the broccoli rabe, crushed red pepper and salt; cover and steam for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the chicken stock, sausage and butter and cook over high heat until the sauce reduces slightly, about 3 minutes. Add the ziti to the skillet and toss gently. Sprinkle half of the cheese on top and toss again. Serve immediately, sprinkled with the remaining cheese.


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