orecchiette with sausage and broccoli rabe

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This is a one-pot meal perfect. Whole wheat pasta is combined with slightly spicy sausage, broccoli rabe to make a fast and relatively healthy dinner. Because I love my food on the spicy side, I’d also recommend adding some extra dried red chile flakes too for just an extra kick of heat.

How to make orecchiette with sausage and broccoli rabe recipes!

How to make orecchiette with sausage and broccoli rabe recipes!

Bring a large pot of water to boil. When it comes to a rolling boil, add broccoli rabe. drain and set aside in a colander.

pot with water and salt for the pasta and bring back to a boil.
Add pasta and cook according to package directions for al dente.

in the frying pan over medium-low heat, 2 tsp olive oil. Add the sausage, garlic, and cook, stirring and breaking up the sausage meat with a wooden spoon, until the sausage is browned, about 6 minutes. Add the broccoli rabe and stir to combine with the sausage. Cook until the broccoli rabe is hot throughout. Season with salt. and mix well.

orecchiette with sausage and broccoli rabe

Drain pasta and add to the broccoli rabe. Reduce heat and stir for about 30 seconds.
Add chicken broth, parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes if using.
Adjust salt and pepper to taste and toss another 30 seconds so that everything is mixed well and the pasta is coated with the sauce.
Serve right away!

orecchiette with sausage and broccoli rabe

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orecchiette with sausage and broccoli rabe

  • pot
This is a one-pot meal perfect. Whole wheat pasta is combined with slightly spicy sausage, broccoli rabe to make a fast and relatively healthy dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orecchiette with sausage and broccoli rabe
Servings: 4
Calories: 591kcal
Author: Luda huang

Equipment

  • pot

Ingredients

  • 10 oz orecchiette pasta wheat or gluten-free
  • 1 lb lean chicken sausage removed from casing
  • 1 large bunch broccoli rabe washed and 2" trimmed off stems
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 cup less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. When it comes to a rolling boil, add broccoli rabe. drain and set aside in a colander.
  • pot with water and salt for the pasta and bring back to a boil.
  • Add pasta and cook according to package directions for al dente.
  • in the frying pan over medium-low heat, 2 tsp olive oil. Add the sausage, garlic, and cook, stirring and breaking up the sausage meat with a wooden spoon, until the sausage is browned, about 6 minutes. Add the broccoli rabe and stir to combine with the sausage. Cook until the broccoli rabe is hot throughout. Season with salt. and mix well.
  • Drain pasta and add to the broccoli rabe. Reduce heat and stir for about 30 seconds.
  • Add chicken broth, parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes if using.
  • Adjust salt and pepper to taste and toss another 30 seconds so that everything is mixed well and the pasta is coated with the sauce.
  • Serve right away!

Nutrition

Calories: 591kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 1547mg | Potassium: 664mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1396IU | Vitamin C: 138mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 3mg
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