ORECCHIETTE WITH BROCOLLI RABE N SAUSAGE

Lora DiGs

By
@ansky714

THIS IS A DISH THAT HAS BEEN IN THE FAMILY FOR YEARS....I DONT MAKE IT OFTEN CAUSE HUBBY IS NOT INTO THE BITTERNESS OF BROCCOLI RABE...I LOVE IT N IT HAPPENS TO B A LORA DAY.....SO THIS IS WATS FOR DINNER TONITE ;)


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Serves:
3-4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1/4 c
olive oil
4 clove
garlic, peeld n crushd
1 Tbsp
salt plus 1/4 tsp
1 lb
orriechetta ...this is the pasta i always use but any kind of cut pasta will work ;)
1/2 lb
sweet italian sausage ...about 4 links...meat squeezd out of casing
1/2 tsp
crushd red pepper flakes (less can b usedfor less heat)
3/4 c
parmesean cheese...divided into 1/4 n 1/2 cup
1 bunch
broccoli rabe, cleand n roughly chopd

Step-By-Step

1I BLANCH MY BROCCOLI RABE IN BOILN WATER FOR THREE MINUTES TO RID SOME OF THE BITTERNESS THEN I IMMEDIATELY PUT IT INTO A WATER/ICE BATH TO STOP COOKN. THEN DRAIN
2PUT UP A LARGE POT OF WATER WITH A 1 TBLSPN OF SALT....ONCE BOILN ADD PASTA N COOK AL DENTE.
3WHILE PASTA IS COOKN ....IN A LARGE SAUCEPAN HEAT UP OLIVE OIL N SAUTÉ GARLIC TILL GOLDEN...1-2 MINUTES. NEXT ADD SAUSAGE MEAT N BREAK UP WITH SPOON N COOK FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES
4ADD BROCCOLI RABE ALONG WITH A CUP OF PASTA WATER, CRUSHD RED PEPPER N SALT....STIRRN OCCASIONALLY N COOK FOR 5 MORE MINUTES OVER MED/HIGH HEAT UNTIL LIQUID IS SLIGHTLY REDUCED :)
5DRAIN THE PASTA N ADD TO SAUSAGE N BROCCOLI RABE...ADD 1/4 CUP OF PARMESEAN CHEESE N STIR INTO MIXTURE. ADDITIONAL CHEESE IS TO B SPRINKLED ON EACH SERVING....ENJOY :)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian