Pasta with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

Pasta with Broccoli Rabe and SausageRecipe

Photo: Travis Rathbone

Serves: 6


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2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
12 ounces hot or sweet Italian turkey or chicken sausage, casings removed
1 small onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1 1/4-lb. bunch broccoli rabe, trimmed, leaves and stems chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
12 ounces Kamut spiral pasta or orecchiette
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup finely grated Grana Padano or Parmesan


Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 25 Minutes

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. In a large nonstick skillet, warm oil over medium-high heat. Cook sausage, stirring and breaking up lumps, until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Add onion, rosemary and 1/2 tsp. salt. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring, until tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in broccoli rabe, garlic and red pepper flakes and sauté until broccoli rabe is tender, 5 to 8 minutes, adding broccoli rabe by handfuls if skillet is too full. Remove skillet from heat.

2. Add 1 tsp. salt and pasta to boiling water. Stir and cook until pasta is al dente, about 10 minutes or according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water; drain pasta.

3. Add broth, 1/4 cup cheese, pasta and cooking water to skillet. Cook over medium heat until liquid has reduced and coats pasta, about 3 minutes. Divide pasta among bowls, sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and additional red pepper flakes, if desired, and serve.

Created date

February 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 410
Fat 13 g
Satfat 3 g
Protein 27 g
Carbohydrate 48 g
Fiber 7 g
Cholesterol 48 mg
Iron 4 mg
Sodium 764 mg
Calcium 159 mg