Barilla® Collezione Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe & Sausage

Barilla Collezione Orecchiette Pasta

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Barilla Collezione Orecchiette

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  • 708
  • 37g
    Total Fat
  • 64g
  • 31g
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Ingredients for 6 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Collezione Orecchiette
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 bunches broccoli rabe
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 2 garlic cloves sliced
  • red pepper flakes to taste
  • ½ cup Romano cheese grated


  • Bring two 1-gallon pots of water to a boil.
  • In the first pot, add a bit of salt and baking soda.
  • Cook broccoli rabe tops for 10 minutes, discarding the thick stems.
  • Drain, set aside and when cooled down chop roughly.
  • Meanwhile in a skillet sauté crumbled sausage with 2 tablespoons olive oil until brown, then add garlic and red pepper cook one minute.
  • Stir in cooked broccoli rabe.
  • In the second pot, cook pasta two minutes less than package directions and drain, reserving some of the cooking water.
  • Toss pasta and sauce in a skillet with some cooking water until the sauce is coating the pasta and pasta is perfectly cooked.
  • Stir in cheese and remaining olive oil before serving.
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