Skillet Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

Serious Eats

Ready in: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Very Popular

Ingredients

  • Homemade or store-bought breadcrumbs
    Pasta and Rice
  • 1 pound broccoli rabe, coarse stems removed and leaves roughly chopped
    Produce
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed juice and 1 teaspoon zest from 1 lemon
    Produce
  • 4 cups homemade or store-bought low sodium chicken broth
    Canned and Jarred
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    Oil, Vinegar, Salad Dressing
  • 3 cups whole wheat or regular dried orecchiette
    Pasta and Rice
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (about 1 ounce)
    Cheese
  • 1 pound spicy Italian-style chicken or pork sausage
    Meat

Steps

  • Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering.
  • Add the sausage and cook, breaking it apart, until no longer pink, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Transfer sausage to a plate.
  • Add broccoli rabe and sautée until just beginning to wilt, about 2 minutes.
  • Add to plate with sausage.
  • Drain all but 1 tablespoon fat.
  • Add the garlic and pepper flakes (if using) and cook, stirring constantly until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the broth, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.
  • Add the pasta and adjust heat to maintain strong, active bubbles. Cook until just not quite tender, 7 to 9 minutes minutes, maintaining active bubbles in the liquid. Return broccoli rabe and sausage to pan and continue to cook, stirring occasionally to prevent pasta from sticking, until pasta is fully cooked and broccoli is tender, about 3 minutes longer.
  • Remove from the heat, season with salt and pepper, and stir in lemon juice and zest. Stir in the cheese, place into serving bowls and top with the breadcrumbs.
  • Serve

Nutrition

  • Calories: 715.76  cal  (35.79%)
  • Fat: 38.78  g  (59.65%)
  • Saturated Fat: 12.38  g  (77.36%)
  • Carbohydrates: 55.97  g  (18.66%)
  • Sugar: 3.04  g  (3.38%)
  • Cholesterol: 86.47  mg  (28.82%)
  • Sodium: 1213.59  mg  (52.76%)
  • Protein: 36.68  g  (73.35%)
  • Vitamin K: 257.41  µg  (245.15%)
  • Vitamin A: 3115.2  IU  (62.3%)
  • Selenium: 40.82  µg  (58.31%)
  • Vitamin B3: 11.6  mg  (58.01%)
  • Manganese: 1.06  mg  (53.16%)
  • Phosphorus: 479.03  mg  (47.9%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.65  mg  (43.16%)
  • Vitamin C: 27.57  mg  (33.42%)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.67  mg  (33.4%)
  • Zinc: 4.71  mg  (31.41%)
  • Iron: 5.5  mg  (30.55%)
  • Folate: 116.97  µg  (29.24%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.46  mg  (26.79%)
  • Calcium: 260.32  mg  (26.03%)
  • Potassium: 862.88  mg  (24.65%)
  • Fiber: 5.63  g  (22.52%)
  • Vitamin B12: 1.32  µg  (22.0%)
  • Copper: 0.44  mg  (21.8%)
  • Magnesium: 80.87  mg  (20.22%)
  • Vitamin E: 2.65  mg  (17.65%)
  • Vitamin B5: 1.47  mg  (14.65%)
  • Vitamin D: 1.51  µg  (10.06%)

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