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One-Pot Penne with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

Points® value
Total Time
40 min
15 min
25 min
We transfer the sausage from the skillet using a slotted spoon, so the fat from the sausage can coat and flavor the remaining ingredients in the recipe.


Cooking spray

3 spray(s)

Raw fresh turkey sausage

9 oz, hot variety, casings removed

Olive oil

1 tsp(s)


2 clove(s), large, thinly sliced

Uncooked broccoli rabe

1 pound(s), trimmed and coarsely chopped

Table salt

¼ tsp(s)

Uncooked penne

8 oz, rigate

Chicken broth

3½ cup(s)

Grated Pecorino cheese

¼ cup(s), divided

Crushed red pepper flakes

½ tsp(s), optional


  1. Coat a large, deep nonstick skillet (12 in-diameter) or soup pot with cooking spray; set over medium heat. Add sausage; cook, breaking sausage apart with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Transfer sausage to a large bowl using a slotted spoon; set aside.
  2. Heat oil in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add broccoli rabe and salt; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until just beginning to wilt, about 3 minutes. Remove broccoli rabe to bowl with sausage using a slotted spoon.
  3. Add pasta and broth to skillet; bring to a boil over high heat. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes; stir in broccoli rabe and sausage. Cook, stirring, until broccoli rabe is tender, pasta is al dente and liquid has reduced to a saucy consistency, about 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat; stir in 2 Tbsp cheese and garnish with red pepper flakes (optional). Serve each portion sprinkled with 1/2 Tbsp cheese.
  4. Serving size: 1 3/4 c