Italian Sausage and Rapini Pasta

    Italian Sausage and Rapini Pasta


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    About this recipe: Rapini, also known as Broccoli di Rape or Broccoli Rabe, makes a delicious appearance in this Italian pasta recipe. This is delicious with nothing more than a glass of white wine. Enjoy!

    Serves: 10 

    • 500g farfalle pasta
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 450g Italian sausage, casings removed and chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 325ml chicken stock
    • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red chillies
    • 1 bunch rapini, trimmed
    • 50g butter
    • 120g grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil over high heat. Add the pasta, and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes; drain.
    2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Stir in the Italian sausage and break apart until crumbly and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, and continue cooking until the sausage begins to brown, about 5 minutes more. Pour off the excess grease, then pour in the chicken stock and red chillies. Bring to the boil over high heat, then add the rapini, and cover. Cook until the rapini is tender, about 4 minutes.
    3. When the rapini is done, stir in the butter, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper until the meat sauce has thickened. Toss with the farfalle and serve.


    If you can't find rapini, try using another hearty green, such as kale.

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