Rating: 3.5 stars
46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

Delicious and convenient, this baked-pasta dish is an irresistible all-in-one dinner. You can substitute a mild sausage, such as sweet Italian, for the spicy variety. If you can't find broccoli rabe, use regular broccoli and increase boiling time to 1 minute.

Everyday Food, November 2009

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Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion and thyme; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is golden brown, 15 minutes (reduce heat if browning too quickly).

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  • Add garlic and sausage. Cook, breaking meat up with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 5 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, breaking them up with spoon. Cook sauce until slightly thickened, 5 to 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Discard thyme.

  • Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta 4 minutes less than package instructions. Add broccoli rabe to pot and cook 15 seconds. Drain pasta and broccoli rabe and return to pot. Stir in sausage mixture. Transfer to a 3-quart baking dish or divide among four 16-ounce gratin dishes. Top with mozzarella and Parmesan. Bake until cheese has melted and liquid is bubbling, about 15 minutes.

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Reviews (4)

46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2012
I love this recipe, it's real comfort food and have made it many times. The Broccoli Rabi lends a slightly bitter flavor which adds so much depth to this dish. One of my faves.
Rating: Unrated
11/30/2010
I made this last night
Rating: Unrated
05/21/2010
I didn't care for this recipe, would not make it again,something had a funny taste
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Rating: Unrated
04/19/2010
I made it with Italian sausages made with chicken. Great recipe!