One-Pan Orecchiette w Sausage & Broccoli Rabe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Our updated take on this classic pasta is a so-simple one pot preparation. Lemon tames the bitterness of broccoli rabe, brightens up spicy sausage, and adds incredible flavor to the finish of this dish.
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 493 kcal
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 lb spicy Italian turkey sausage casings removed
  • 1 large onion diced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 qt chicken broth
  • 8 oz orecchiete pasta
  • 2 lbs broccoli rabe stems trimmed and leaves coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese divided
  • 2 TB lemon juice
  • 1 TB lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil chopped
  1. Coat a large nonstick soup pot with cooking spray. Heat over medium high heat and cook sausage, stirring often and breaking apart with a wooden spoon, until well-browned (about 8 minutes). Remove sausage to a bowl. 
  2. Add onion and salt and cook for 5-8 minutes, stirring often, until onion is softened. Add garlic and hot pepper flakes and cook for an additional 1 minute. 

  3. Add chicken broth and increase heat to high. Bring to a boil, add pasta, and cook for 7 minutes, stirring frequently. Add broccoli rabe and continue to cook for an additional 5 minutes or until pasta is al dente. 

  4. Stir in cooked sausage, 3 TB Parmesan, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Serve garnished with basil and dusted with remaining 1 TB Parmesan cheese.

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