Pasta with Broccoli Raab and Sausage
Posted July 20, 2011 by
Ready Time 0 min Servings: 6


  • 1 lb orecchiette
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 bunch broccoli raab
  • 4 tbsps butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan 4 ounces
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain the pasta and return it to the pot. 2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until it's no longer pink, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook 1 minute. 3. Add the broth and red pepper and bring to a boil. Add the broccoli rabe and simmer, covered, until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the butter and Parmesan and cook, uncovered, until the sauce thickens slightly, 1 to 2 minutes. 4. Toss the pasta with the sausage mixture and ΒΌ teaspoon each salt and pepper.