Orecchiette with sausage & broccoli rabe
½ tsp, plus more for salting water
Uncooked orecchiette pasta
Uncooked broccoli rabe
1¼ pound(s), 1 large bunch, tough stems trimmed, very coarsely chopped
Uncooked sweet Italian turkey sausage
2 medium clove(s)
Crushed red pepper flakes
White wine vinegar
Grated Pecorino Romano cheese
- Bring large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Add pasta and cook for 4 minutes. Add broccoli rabe and cook until pasta is al dente and greens are just tender, about 5 minutes more. Drain pasta and broccoli rabe, reserving 1⁄4 cup cooking water.
- Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium heat, stirring and breaking up meat with wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and crushed red pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, vinegar, 1⁄2 tsp salt, and reserved cooking water. Cook, stirring to scrape up any browned bits from bottom of pan, just until tomatoes are heated through, about 1 minute.
- Add pasta and broccoli rabe to skillet and stir to combine. Divide pasta among 6 bowls. Sprinkle with cheese.
- Per serving: 1 generous cup pasta and 1 tbsp cheese