Easy Sausage & Broccoli Rabe Pasta

This is a clippable version of the recipe on Ethan Chlewbowski’s Pro Home Cooks website. It’s easy and delicious and perfect for a quick week night meal. I always add red pepper flakes to this dish.

A couple of things to note. Buy good parmesean cheese from the cheese section of your grocery store. This is a very cheese forward dish, don’t ruin it by using that pre-grated Kraft stuff.

Easy Sausage & Broccoli Rabe Pasta

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 italian sausages, skin removed
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 bushel of broccoli rabe
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 box of pasta
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. Red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

    1. In a pot, add in the sausages and drizzle in some olive oil. Break up the sausage and let that cook.
    2. Next, slice up the garlic and chop up the broccoli rabe.
    3. Pull out the sausage and set side. Drizzle in more olive oil and add both the garlic and broccoli rabe to the pot. Let the cook down (about 3 minutes) and season with salt and pepper. Once wilted set aside.
    4. To the same pot, add in 1 box of pasta and pour in enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and occasionally stir it.
    5. In the mean time, grate about 1 cup of parmesan cheese. Set aside.
    6. Once your pasta is al dente, check your water level. You only want about 1/4 cup of that starchy liquid water, the rest you can pour out.
    7. To the pot, add in 3/4 cup of your grated parmesean and stir until melted and the sauce becomes creamy.
    8. Add the red pepper flakes. Add back the sausage & broccoli rabe and mix. Serve while hot.

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