13 EASY steps to making a Delicious pasta dish!
ingredients- 1 bunch of broccoli Rabe
1 lb. of your favorite pasta
1 can of cannellini beans (white kidney beans)
3-4 cloves of garlic
Olive Oil/ chicken broth/ S&P
Sun dried tomatoes (optional) ( I love them in this recipe!)
Sausage (optional) If you have left over cheese and parsley sausage, YUM
cut it up and use it in this recipe!
STEP #1-Put up a large pot of Water to boil (for the pasta)
STEP#2- Cut off and discard large stems from Broccoli Rabe, Cut up remaining leaves into approx. 2" pieces
STEP#3-Put Broccoli Rabe into large pot and rinse rinse rinse.
Then add water to cover Broccoli and bring to boil
STEP#4- simmer for about 5 min.
(when Im not in a hurry, I wait to boil pasta water, So I can use this same Pot for that)
STEP#5-Meanwhile, cut up your garlic and sun-dried tomatoes
In another pot, fry garlic in about 5 TBSP. of olive oil (on med. low) till soft and golden
STEP#6-Drain the broccoli Rabe well ..
Add it to the golden garlic and toss and simmer a few minutes.
STEP#7-Add the cannellini beans,
S & P to taste
STEP#8-Add 1/2 can of chicken broth, saving the rest in case you need it later when pasta is tossed
STEP#9-By now your pot of water should be boiling... Add your favorite pasta, and time it till 'al dente'
STEP#10-While pasta is cooking, you can now add the sun-dried tomatoes and/or pre-cooked sausage to the broccoli Rabe
STEP#11-DRain Pasta and Toss with the Broccoli Rabe mixture. If it is too dry and a little more chicken broth ( i microwave it in a glass measuring cup, so it doesn't cool off the pasta.)
STEP#12-Taste and if needed add more S &P and a few tsp.'s of Loccatelli grated cheese ( put this on the table to add more!)
STEP#13-Serve and ENJOY!!
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