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Pasta with Broccolini and Sausage


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  • 1 pound dry rigatoni,penne or ziti
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 -1 1/4 pounds Italian sweet bulk sausage, casing removed
  • 4 cloves garlic ,thinly sliced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 bunches broccolini, trimmed with stems removed, cut into one inch pieces
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan(6oz)
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper



Step 1

1, Cook Pasta according to package directions. Reserve pasta cooking water Meanwhile , heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add sausage and cook, crumbling it with a spoon, until no trace of pink remains, about 7 minutes. Spoon off and discard any excess fat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the broth and red pepper flakes and bring to a boil. Add the broccolini, cover and cook until tender, about 3 minutes.Stir in butter and parmesan and cook , uncovered, until the sauce thickens slightly about 2 minutes. Add the drained pasta, salt and pepper and 1 cup pasta cooking water and toss to combine. Set aside for a few minutes before serving to allow pasta to absorb some of the flavorful liquid
To serve, divide pasta among individual bowls with crusty bread if desired

NOTE: You can use broccoli, broccoli rabe or swiss chard if you prefer


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