Orecchiette Pasta with Rappini and Sausage Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Orecchiette Pasta with Rappini and Sausage Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Orecchiette Pasta with Rappini and Sausage

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"Broccoli rabe (rappini) is sauteed in Bertolli Classico olive oil with garlic, sausage, and wine. Tossed with orecchiette pasta and pecorino cheese, this is an easy one-dish dinner."

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. Fill 6-quart saucepot with water and a pinch of baking soda (to avoid discoloration) and bring to a boil over high heat. Add broccoli rabe and cook 5 minutes or until tender. Drain and coarsely chop; set aside.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons Bertolli® Classico™ Olive Oil in 12-inch deep skillet over medium-high heat and cook garlic with sausage, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until sausage is done. Stir in broccoli rabe, red pepper flakes, wine, broth and remaining Olive Oil. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook 5 minutes or until liquid is reduced by 1/3. Stir in orecchiette and heat through. Garnish with cheese. Season, if desired, with salt and pepper.
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  • Recipe courtesy of Chef Fabio Viviani, Owner and Executive Chef of Firenze Osteria Italian Restaurant and Martini Bar.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 03, 2010

We have been making this exact recipe for YEARS..it is DELICIOUS! Broccoli rabe is definately an aquired taste, as it is somewhat bitter, but if you love it then you are gonna LOVE this recipe. We usually use mild italian sausage for this, but I bet hot would be great too. Also, we always use chicken broth, as we usually never have white wine in the house (just red, lol). If your looking for something tasty and simple, give this recipe a try, you will NOT be sorry-YUM! :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 04, 2011

This was just okay for us and I doubt I will ever make it again. I only used 1/2 cup wine and it was overpowering. I did use turkey sausage and it was fine.


13 Ratings

Jun 02, 2010

The garlic and sausage are a sweet/salty complement to the slight bitterness of the rappini. So many ways to vary this, depending on the pasta and other veggies on hand--cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper.

Nov 04, 2010

easy and very tasty!!

Aug 23, 2010

Other than using regular broccoli, I changed nothing. This recipe is amazing. Not only did my family love it, but my picky in-laws raved about it as well! Try this recipe. You will love it!

May 24, 2010

Thanks for the recipe. Perhaps I can substitute pork with beef or veggies? I enjoy vegetarian meals too and olive oil and garlic seem to be the VAVAVAVOOM! to any meal. I also add a touch of chilli pepper. Cheers!!

Feb 28, 2011

This was amazing!

Mar 31, 2011

Our store did not carry some of the ingredients called for so I used regular broccoli, piccolini pasta and a grated blend of 4 different Italian cheeses (asiago, romano, parmesan and another). It still turned out yummy! Will definately make it again!


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  • Calories
  • 566 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 65.3 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 20.5 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 5.6 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 21.9 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 456 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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