Bowties with Broccoli and Italian Sausage


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 432.9
  • Total Fat: 22.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 62.6 mg
  • Sodium: 652.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 40.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 18.1 g

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Introduction

Based on a recipe for Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage. I use bowties instead. I prefer to use broccoli instead of broccoli rabe in this recipe, use 1 pound broccoli cut into 1-inch florets and increase the cooking time by several minutes. If you prefer a less spicy dish, use sweet Italian sausage and it can be made leaner with turkey sausage Based on a recipe for Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage. I use bowties instead. I prefer to use broccoli instead of broccoli rabe in this recipe, use 1 pound broccoli cut into 1-inch florets and increase the cooking time by several minutes. If you prefer a less spicy dish, use sweet Italian sausage and it can be made leaner with turkey sausage
Number of Servings: 5

Ingredients

    1/2 pound orecchiette or Bowties
    10 ounces hot italian sausage , casings removed
    6 medium garlic cloves , minced or pressed through a garlic press (1 tablespoon)
    1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    1 pound broccoli rabe , thick ends trimmed, remaining portion cut into 1 1/2 inch lengths
    1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
    1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
    1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

1. Bring 4 quarts water to a rolling boil in a large pot. Add 1 tablespoon salt and the pasta, stir to separate, and cook until al dente. Drain and return the pasta to the pot.

2. While the pasta is cooking, cook the sausage until browned in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, breaking it into 1/2-inch pieces with a wooden spoon, about 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic, red pepper flakes, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring constantly, until the garlic is fragrant and slightly toasted, about 1 minutes. Add the broccoli rabe and chicken broth, cover, and cook until the broccoli rabe turns bright green, 2 minutes. Uncover and cook, stirring frequently, until most of the broth has evaporated and the broccoli rabe is tender, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.


3. Add the sausage-rabe mixture, oil, and cheese to the pot with the pasta and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MARRSIA.

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