Chicken Sausage and Broccoli rabe Pasta

23 Feb

This was super yummy! That’s all I’ve got

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Chicken Sausage and Broccoli rabe Pasta
adapted from crumbblog

Ingredients
1 bunch broccoli rabe, roughly chopped
1 lb orecchiette pasta
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb chicken sausage, sliced
Pinch or two red pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions
In a large pot of boiling salted water, blanch the broccoli rabe until stalks are bright green and tender-crisp, about 3-4 minutes. Don’t drain – you’ll need that cooking water shortly. Instead, use a slotted spoon to fish out the broccoli rabe and quickly transfer to an ice-water bath to stop the cooking process.
Stir pasta into the broccoli rabe cooking water, and cook until al dente. Reserve 1 cup of cooking liquid, then drain the pasta into a colander. Set aside.
In a large, deep skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook for about 8-10 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes and continue cooking for 1 minute or until fragrant.
Add cooked broccoli rabe and pasta, and toss to combine. Stir in reserved cooking liquid, a few spoonfuls at a time, until the pasta is lightly coated but not too saucy. Sprinkle with Parmesan, and season to taste with salt and pepper.

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3 Responses to “Chicken Sausage and Broccoli rabe Pasta”

  1. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen February 27, 2014 at 3:13 pm #

    Looks great! I love quick and easy meals! 🙂

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