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Bryan Voltaggio’s Pronto™ Rotini with Sausage & Broccoli Rabe

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  • Cook
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Ingredients for 6 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Pronto® Rotini
  • 3 cups (750 mL) cold water
  • 2 cups (680 g) broccoli rabe, cut into 2” pieces
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) green chiles, cut into thin rings
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced thin
  • 2 cups (680 g) cherry heirloom tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) shallots, sliced thin
  • 2 cups (680 g), fresh pork sausage
  • 1 jar roasted red peppers, julienne
  • 4 tablespoons (60 mL) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon (15mL) butter
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • ½ cup (170 g) fresh basil leaves, ripped
  • ½ cup (170 g) Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated


  1. 1
    In a 12 inch skillet add olive oil and heat on medium.  When olive oil is shiny add sausage and increase heat to high, allow to brown for 3 to 4 minutes until cooked through than add garlic and shallots, sauté lightly.

  2. 2
    Pour the whole box of pasta into the skillet and add 3 cups (750 mL) of cold water ensuring that the water covers the pasta.

  3. 3
    Turn on the burner to high and set your timer to 10 minutes (optional: add ½ teaspoon (3 mL) salt to taste). Cook on high heat for 5 minutes then add broccoli rabe; continue cooking for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. 4
    Add chili peppers, red peppers, tomatoes and butter then toss together making sure all ingredients are evenly incorporated.  Serve in a large bowl family-style and top with basil and cheese.

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