Italian Sausage with Farfalle and Broccoli Rabe

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package farfalle (bow tie) pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

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 broth 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.

When the broccoli rabe is done, stir in the butter, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper until the meat sauce has thickened. Toss with the farfalle and serve.

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