Italian Sausage with Broccoli Rabe Pasta

Yield: 4

Active Time: 15 min

Total Time: 35 mins


  • 1 16 ounce package farfalle pasta, or your favorite
  • 1 pound sweet or hot Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe, trimmed
  • 1/4 cups butter
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the farfalle pasta, and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes; drain.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the Italian sausage until crumbly and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, and continue cooking until the sausage begins to brown, about 5 minutes more. Pour off the excess grease, then pour in the chicken stock and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil over high heat, then add the broccoli rabe, and cover. Cook until the broccoli rabe is tender, about 4 minutes.

Stir in the butter, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper until the meat sauce has thickened. Toss with the farfalle and serve.