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Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

Serves 2 Generously

8 oz of Orecchiette Pasta
1 Large Bunch of Broccoli Rabe, washed, dried and chopped
3 Links of Italian Turkey Sausage, casing removed and broken up a bit
4 Cloves of Garlic, chopped
Pinch of Hot Pepper Flakes
Salt and Pepper to Ttaste
2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
1 Tbsp of Butter
Freshly Grated Parmiggiano Reggiano


1) Fill a large pot with water and give it a generous sprinkle of salt and bring to a boil.

2) In a large non stick pan add the olive oil and preheat over medium high heat. Add the turkey sausage and break it up with a wooden spoon. Cook for about seven minutes or until fully cooked through.

3) Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

4) In the same pan add the garlic and cook for about a minute. Add the hot pepper flakes and broccoli rabe. Cover with a lid and turn the heat down to low and cook for about 3 minutes or until the broccoli rabe starts to wilt. Once its wilted remove lid and turn the heat back up to medium. Add cup of water and cook for about 7 to 8 minutes.

5) At this point add the pasta to the boiling water.

6) After 8 minutes add cup of the starchy cooking water, the cooked turkey sausage and season with salt and pepper, let cook for a couple minutes.

7) Add the drained pasta, butter and parmiggiano regginao. Stir everything together to get all of the butter and parmiggiano mixed well.

Serve right away!

Recipe By: Laura Vitale