I love pasta. Maybe a little too much. I could eat it every day. Maybe even every meal. I found this recipe on A Full Measure of Happiness, tweaked it a little bit, and now have a new dish in my top five favorites. It is so good, I wish I had more!!!!
Also, I discovered a new vegetable through this recipe-broccoli rabe! I had seen it at the grocery store but didn’t know much about it. I can now tell you that it is quite yummy!
- 1 big bunch broccoli rabe, trimmed of the tough ends and cut into two-inch pieces
- 1/2 lb dry pasta (I used spaghetti)
- 1 T olive oil
- 1-2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 t dry oregano
- pinch of red pepper flakes
- 4 hot Italian sausages
- 1/2 t salt
- 1 14-oz can diced or crushed tomatoes
- Peccorino Romano to garnish
- Cook the pasta according to package directions and set aside.
- Steam or boil the broccoli rabe for a few minutes until tender, drain, and set that aside, too.
- Over medium heat, sauté the garlic in the olive oil for a minute or two.
- Toss in the salt, oregano, red pepper flakes, and the sausage–either crumble it or cut it into slices, it’s all up to you.
- Add the diced tomatoes, juice and all, and give it a quick stir.
- Add the drained broccoli rabe.
- Stir in the cooked pasta.
- Top with cheese.