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Emeril's Rigatoni with Broccoli and Sausage

Wholesome broccoli pairs with irresistible sausage in this one-pot dinner that will please kids and adults alike. Anchovies are the secret ingredient in this dish. They give it deep, savory flavor without a bit of fishiness, so if you're tempted to skip them, don't!

Source: Everyday Food, March 2012
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Cook's Notes

Emeril says, "If you're in the market for a simple, comforting pasta dish, look no further: This Italian-inspired combination is easy enough that kids can lend a hand. Let older helpers cut off the broccoli florets while little ones have fun whisking together the sauce. Feel free to use turkey or chicken sausage for a lighter meal."

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  • johannaehrhard
    8 OCT, 2015
    This is a very simple but quite nice dish. I made some changes because I didn't have any lemons and I personally dislike anchovies. Instead I used a tiny splash of vinegar along with capers and some olives and put it all in a mortar. Also I used more broccoli than required. Nevertheless I don't think this dish is very exciting but it came in handy 'cause I had to use up a broccoli head and sausage. Don't thing I'll be keeping the recipe though, there are just way better pastarecipes out there.
    • larksparrow
      19 MAY, 2017
      You completely changed it, so you can't legitimately review it when you've changed is so
  • larksparrow
    19 MAY, 2017
    I enjoyed this dish. I made it as the recipe called and was concerned about the anchovies, but like he said, they really don't give it a fishy taste the same way Caesar dressing doesn't. I did slightly overcook the rigatoni, I'll just take them out sooner next time.
  • acosler
    6 APR, 2015
    This was really delicious. The lemon and the anchovies make the dish. I agree with another reviewer though, maybe a tad noodle heavy. Next time maybe I'll double the broccoli and put in half the noodles.
  • Elizabeth Lopez
    29 MAY, 2014
    This was a great recipe when I had family over. My parents are vegetarians, and this was very easy to make veggie friendly! I used soy sausage and left out the anchovies. So easy and it came out so delicious!
  • PhilLucchese
    5 DEC, 2013
    I love anything that will get my family to eat broccoli and something from Mrs. Stewart and Emeril? It HAS to be good and will give it a try this weekend! ~Phil Lucchese, the Hilton Head Man!
  • IrishKiss718
    17 OCT, 2013
    This is SO DELICIOUS! My fiance and I love it and I have made it several times since I came across it. The only thing different that I did with this recipe is use hot Italian sausage instead of sweet and I left out the anchovies. It's so amazing and VERY easy to make!
  • Meisha Gospo
    24 SEP, 2013
    love this recipe!!!!
  • Lynneyg
    20 FEB, 2013
    So good! Will make again... super fast and easy!! Used the anchovy fillets and they were not fishy at all.
  • Meisha Gospo
    27 JAN, 2013
    Very very nice recipe!!! loved it!
  • MS10988074
    20 OCT, 2012
    I don't know.. It was definitely tasty. Though I am still not fully onboard with the group that says anchovies are not fishy. There are other flavor components to anchovies not just the fish note, but it's there! Let me also say that I agree that anchovies are indispensable in things like Caesar dressing.. but this dish was on the verge of having too much anchovy for me and that's cause I halved the called for amount.

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