Chicken Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Penne

Chicken Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Penne
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 372.1
  • Total Fat: 12.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 34.0 mg
  • Sodium: 647.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 48.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Protein: 17.6 g

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Introduction

If broccoli rabe is a bit bitter for your family or if you have trouble finding it, chopped broccoli would be a delicious substitute. Serve with extra lemon for more zip.

(Cooking Light Jan/Feb 2016)
If broccoli rabe is a bit bitter for your family or if you have trouble finding it, chopped broccoli would be a delicious substitute. Serve with extra lemon for more zip.

(Cooking Light Jan/Feb 2016)

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 qt. water
    8 oz. uncooked multigrain penne pasta
    1 lb. broccoli rabe, trimmed and coarsely chopped*
    1 Tbsp. olive oil
    2 (3 oz.) smoked chicken sausages, each diagonally cut into 8 pieces
    1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
    1/8 tsp. salt
    1.5 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
    2 oz. pecorino Romano cheese, grated (about 1/2 cup)**

    *Can also use spinach, mustard green, kale, or turnip greens
    **Parmesan cheese works too

Directions

1. Bring 2 qt. water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add pasta; cook 7 minutes. Add broccoli rabe; cook 2 mins. Drain pasta mixture, reserving 3/4 cup cooking liquid; keep pasta warm.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add sausage to pan; cook 6 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Add 2/3 cup reserved pasta water, pasta mixture, pepper, and salt to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes or until slightly reduced. Stir in juice, and sprinkle with cheese.

Serving Size: Serves 4

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user REJOYCE429.

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