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Pasta with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

  • servings: 2

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Ingredients

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 pound broccoli rabe, trimmed and washed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed and peeled
  • 2 shallots, crushed and peeled
  • 8 ounces sweet Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 1 1/2 cups canned low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1/2 pound pasta, such as campanelle
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Grana Padana cheese

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Prepare an ice-water bath; set aside. Add salt and broccoli rabe to the boiling water. Cook until just tender. Drain, and transfer to ice bath. When cool, drain, and set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Heat oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and shallots; cook until just golden. Add sausage; saute, breaking up with the back of a spoon, until cooked through. Add broccoli rabe and stock. Cook until heated through.

  3. Step 3

    Into the same large pot, add pasta; cook according to package directions until al dente. Drain.

  4. Step 4

    Add pasta to skillet; toss to combine. Season with salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper. Sprinkle with cheese; toss to combine. Serve immediately.

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Reviews (1)

  • 15 Oct, 2011

    Flavorful and super easy. This dish comes together quickly and is perfect for a cool autumn or winter evening.