Orecchiette With Spicy Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

Recipe by Pumpkie
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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the broccoli rabe and cook until crisp-tender, about 1 minute. Strain the broccoli rabe, and reserve all the cooking liquid. Set the broccoli rabe aside.
  • Cook the orecchiette in the same pot of boiling water until tender but still firm about 8 minutes, stir occasionally. Drain reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.
  • Add the sausage and cook breaking up with a spoon until the sausage is brown and juices form, about 8 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and red pepper flakes, and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the broccoli rabe and toss to coat.
  • Add the pasta and enough reserved cooking liquid, 1/4 cup at a time, to moisten.
  • Stir in the parmesan cheese, salt to taste, and pepper into the pasta mixture. Serve immediately or at room temperature.
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