Broccoli Rabe, Spicy Italian Sausage and Beans over Pasta
Pasta sauced with a mixture of broccoli rabe, spicy sausage and cannellini beans."This was a good meal! We like brown rice better than pasta so we used rice instead. Also, I substituted kidney beans and added some poblano pepper for a kick! This was our first taste of broccoli rabe-what a surprise that was lol. Lots of fun tonight. My husband and I made this together for a family night. Great meal to make together...he cooked sausage and I chopped the veggies! Thanks! " - MommaAjay
Yield: 4 Ready in 25 minutes
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|1 largeOnion; chopped|
|3 clovesgarlic; sliced thin|
|3 tablespoonsextra virgin olive oil; divided|
|1/4 teaspooncrushed red pepper flakes; (optional)|
|1/2 poundspicy hot Italian sausage; removed from casing|
|1 bunchbroccoli rabe; cut in 2 inch pieces|
|8 ounceschicken or vegetable stock|
|1 19-oz cancannellini beans; drained|
|1/2 pounddried pasta such as rigatoni|
|1 teaspoonkosher salt; or to taste|
|1/2 teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper; or to taste|
|1/3 cupParmesan cheese; grated for topping|
Broccoli Rabe, Spicy Italian Sausage and Beans over Pasta Preparation
To prepare broccoli rabe for cooking, cut leafy portions into 2 inch pieces. Peel the stem and cut to 2 inch pieces.
In large deep skillet saute onion in oil for 5 or 6 minutes until translucent, then add garlic and crushed red pepper (if using) for an additional 2 minutes.
Push onion and garlic to side of pan or set aside in small dish.
Using same skillet, saute sausage , mashing with a fork, until lightly browned. Return onion and garlic to skillet, add broccoli rabe, and stock. Season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes until the broccoli rabe is tender. Add drained beans and stir until thoroughly mixed and heated.
While sauce is cooking, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Cook pasta according to directions for desired doneness and when draining pasta, reserve 1-cup pasta cooking water.
Plate pasta with sauce, using reserved water if more moisture is needed and top with grated cheese.
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