Orecchiette Pugliese with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage2018-06-04
- Cuisine: Traditional Italian, Type: Entrée, Product Line: Barilla® Collezione, Barilla® Traditional Semolina
The classic Italian combination of sausage and broccoli rabe makes this quick main dish hearty and flavorful.
Bring salted water to boil in 2 steam-jacketed kettles or large stockpots on stove top. Add pasta to one pot; cook 2 min. less than directed on package. Drain; reserving 1-1/2 cups cooking water.
Add baking soda to remaining pot; cook broccoli rabe 7-9 min. or until tender-crisp. Shock broccoli rabe in ice water; drain well. Chop coarsely into bite-size pieces.
Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons oil in large rondeau on medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook 7-10 min. or until cooked through, breaking up the meat into smaller crumbles. Add garlic and red pepper flakes; cook 2-3 min. or until garlic starts to soften.
Stir in pasta and broccoli rabe; toss to coat adding pasta water as needed.
Garnish with cheese and remaining olive oil before serving.
- 3 lbs Barilla Orecchiette
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 3 bunches broccoli rabe, trimmed
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 3 lbs bulk sweet Italian sausage
- 6 cloves garlic, sliced
- 1-1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
- 6 ounces grated Pecorino Romano cheese
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This information is per serving.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.