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Fettuccine with Spicy Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

Fettuccine with Spicy Sausage and Broccoli Rabe
Makes: 4  servings


  • 1 tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1/2 pound  hot Italian turkey sausage, casings removed, roughly crumbled
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon  crushed red pepper
  • 1 pound  broccoli rabe, tough stems trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup  reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 9 ounce package fresh fettuccine
  • 1/4 cup  plus 4 tsp freshly grated pecorino Romano
  • 1/4 teaspoon  black pepper


1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

2. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add sausage and saute, breaking up large chunks with a wooden spoon, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and crushed red pepper; cook, stirring, 30 seconds. Add broccoli rabe and cook, tossing with tongs, 1 minute. Add broth, reduce heat to medium, cover and cook until broccoli rabe is tender, about 3 minutes.

3. Cook pasta according to package directions, then drain and add to sausage mixture; toss well with tongs. Add 1/4 cup cheese and black pepper and toss well again. Divide among four bowls and sprinkle with remaining cheese.

From FitnessMagazine.com