Baked Ziti with Broccoli Rabe and Hot Italian Saus

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Serves: 8
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Ingredients

1 lb broccoli rabe
1 lb ziti, rigatoni, or penne pasta
olive oil, extra virgin
1 lb hot italian sausage, casings removed
2 c canned, chopped or diced tomatoes
1 tsp dried basil
2 c shredded provola, provolone or pecorino cheese
freshly ground pepper

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Doris Fisher Recipe
Lightly Salted
Marion, NC (pop. 7,838)
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Member Since Sep 2010
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From Woman's World mag.
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Directions

1
Bring 4 quarts water to boil in large pot, add 1 tablespoon salt and broccoli rabe. Boil 3-5 minutes or until tender. Drain, coarsely chop. Reserve.
2
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Oil 13x9 baking dish. In another large pot, bring 4-6 quarts water to boil. Add 3 Tbs. salt and pasta, cook 10-12 minutes or just until al dente. Drain.
3
Meanwhile heat 2 Tbs. oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage, cook 5 minutes, breaking up with fork. Add tomatoes and basil. Reduce heat to simmer, cook until sauce just thickens. Stir in broccoli, remove from heat.
4
In large bowl, mix pasta, sauce and 1 cup cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon pasta mixture into baking dish, sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake until cheese is golden brown and pasta is hot, 15-20 minutes.

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