Penne with Broccoli Rabe and Spicy Turkey Sausage Recipe


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings6
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Sun-dried tomatoes1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Olive oil2 Tablespoon
 Spicy turkey sausage1 Pound, sliced into 1-inch pieces
 Penne1 Pound
 Chipotle chili/Your favorite chili1 , finely chopped
 Garlic6 Clove (30 gm), peeled and finely chopped
 Broccoli rabe1 1⁄2 Pound, roughly chopped, washed, and drained
 Pasta cooking water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste


1. In a bowl place the sun-dried tomatoes, cover them with boiling water and allow them to macerate for 20 minutes.
2. Then drain the tomatoes, julienne them and set them aside.
3. In a large Dutch oven Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over high heat and sear the sausage on all sides.
4. Reduce the heat and cook the sausage through, turning it often, for approximately 5 minutes.
5. Remove the sausage and set aside.
6. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil and add the pasta.
7. In the Dutch oven Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat and sauté the chipotle pepper, stirring it often, for 1 minute.
8. Then add the garlic and saute it, stirring it constantly, until it is soft and fragrant.
9. Raise the heat, add the broccoli rabe and saute it, stirring it constantly, for 1 minute.
10. Add the pasta cooking water and steam the broccoli rabe in it until it is tender.
11. Then add the sun-dried tomatoes and reduce the heat to low.
12. Drain the pasta, add it to the vegetables and toss the ingredients well, seasoning them with the salt and pepper.

13. Add the cooked sausage and serve hot.