Spaghetti with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

Weekdays are hard. Violin lessons, derby. I *almost* just called in a pizza tonight. But then I channeled little 'ol Giuseppina in Acquavella, Italy and said, "What would Giuseppina do?"

Another "pantry meal"! I know I say this a lot, but you really can get creative with whatever you have in the fridge/freezer/pantry.

I had some left over broccoli rabe from Carlino's prepared foods. You can certainly saute regular broccoli in some garlic and olive oil to substitute this.

Break it down...

  • 1 lb of thick spaghetti
  • small container of broccoli rabe (or saute some broccoli)
  • 2 links of chicken sausage (or whatever you have)
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • salt
  • red pepper flake
  • parsley
  • parmesan cheese

Start the pasta water in a large saucepan.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil. When hot, add the garlic, salt, red pepper flake, and sausage. Saute til sausage is done. Add the prepared broccoli rabe. Saute til heated through. If the pasta isn't done yet, turn the mixture on LOW.

When pasta is done, drain then add to broccoli rabe mixture. Toss and serve. Garnish with parsley and parmesan cheese.

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1 comment:

John said...

Little of this, little of that. Eat!