Thursday, July 2, 2009
Three Ingredient Thursday- Pasta with Brocolli Rabe & Sausage
I found this 30 minute meal in Woman's Day (originally published 5 years ago) and it works well on those evenings when a simple meal is all you can put together. Great for those on a tight food budget too!
You will need:
12 oz uncooked mini rigatoni pasta
1 lb broccoli rabe, ends trimmed, stacked and cut in 1-in.-wide strips
1 lb hot Italian sausage, casings removed
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook as package directs, adding broccoli rabe 3 minutes before pasta will be done. Reserve 1 cup cooking water. Drain pasta and broccoli rabe; return to pot.
While pasta cooks, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook, breaking up large chunks, 5 to 7 minutes until browned and cooked through. Add reserved water.
Cook, stirring, 1 minute to loosen brown bits on bottom of pan. Pour over pasta mixture in pot; cook, stirring, 1 minute to heat and mix.