You know from my Sausage on Salad post that I have hot Italian sausage in stock. Today, I was debating lunch once again. I am feeling better (thanks everyone), but I have lots of errands to run today so this still had to be a pretty quick meal. Luckily, I have fresh broccoli rabe from the farmer’s market and I love it with sausage. It’s a pretty common pasta to see at Italian restaurants, but here’s a fast and easy, healthier rendition.

Sausage, Broccoli Rabe, Cannelini Pasta 3

Sausage, Broccoli Rabe, Cannellini Pasta
~2 to 3 servings

  • 4.5 ounces dry pasta (any shape)
  • 8 ounces hot Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 (19 oz) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups roughly chopped (1″ pieces) young broccoli rabe
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • grated Parmesan (optional)

1. Cook pasta according to box instructions. Rinse with cold water, drain, and set aside.

2. Crumble sausage into a large skillet on medium heat. When it starts to release oils, mix in beans. When sausage looks close to cooked through, stir in broccoli rabe. Season a little bit here.

sausage and cannellini beans sausage, broccoli rabe, cannellini

3. When broccoli rabe is wilted, add pasta and chicken broth. Turn up to high heat and stir around for about 1 minute, or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Season to taste. Garnish with Parmesan if desired.

Sausage, Broccoli Rabe, Cannelini Pasta

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