Baked Ziti with Broccoli Rabe and Hot Italian Saus
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|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|
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.
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.
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.
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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