Recipes

Broccoli Raab with Pasta

1 bunch Broccoli Rabe
1 Lb or so of your favorite sausage (no casings, or remove from casings), or vegetarian alternative
4 cloves garlic, or more if you wish
Pasta - Penne is my pic
1/4 to 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock

Brown sausage in large skillet (best in bite size crumbles). While sausage is browning, clean Broccoli Rabe and remove only the thick tougher ends of stalks. Chop rabe into bite sized pieces. Drain sausage and set aside. Start your water for the pasta and cook according to directions for aldente pasta. In same large skillet as sausage sauté chopped garlic cloves in a bit of olive oil for a couple of minutes (do not clean pan as remaining fat from sausage will add more flavor). Add Broccoli Rabe and some chicken broth to pan and cook until greens have wilted. Add sausage and heat through. Toss with cooked pasta and enjoy.