Pasta with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

Pasta with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

  • 1 pound orecchiette
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 ½ cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan (4 ounces)
  • Kosher salt and black pepper

Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and return it to the pot.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until it’s no longer pink, 5 to 6 minutes.

Stir in the garlic and cook 1 minute.

Add the broth and red pepper and bring to a boil. Add the broccoli rabe and simmer, covered, until tender, 3 to 4 minutes.

Stir in the butter and Parmesan and cook, uncovered, until the sauce thickens slightly, 1 to 2 minutes.

Toss the pasta with the sausage mixture and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.

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