One-Pot Pasta with Turkey Sausage & Broccoli Rabe


No need to even boil water for the pasta in this 30-minute one-pot supper! My spin on the classic Italian comfort food pairing of spicy sausage and broccoli rabe makes for a hearty yet healthy weeknight meal … with easy cleanup to boot.

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One-Pot Pasta with Turkey Sausage & Broccoli Rabe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1 lb spicy Italian turkey sausage casings removed
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cloves garlic large, minced
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 8 oz orecchiete pasta
  • 2 lbs broccoli rabe stems trimmed and leaves coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Parmesean cheese fresh grated, divided
  • 1 TB lemon juice
  • 1 TB lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil chopped for garnish


  • Add olive oil to a large soup pot or Dutch oven set 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stir in cooked sausage, ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
  • Serve garnished with remaining parmesan and topped with chopped basil.

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