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Pasta with Hot Sausage and Rapini


Fairly easy to put together, and the dish was packed with flavor and very filling too. It is an excellent way to add dark leafy greens such as rapini into your meal. Feel feel to use kale or spinach to replace rapini.















1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
½ pound rapini (broccoli rabe)
salt and black pepper
to taste
5 garlic cloves
1 pound hot italian sausages
Or whatever sausage you like
2 ½ cups chicken broth
Or other broth
1 ⅓ cups orzo pasta
Or whatever pasta you have on hand
cup white wine
dry, optional
cup jalapeño pepper
sliced, or whatever hot pepper you prefer, optional
½ cup Parmesan cheese


Add 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large sauté pan, heat over medium to medium-high heat until hot. Add rapini and a generous sprinkle of salt, cover and cook until wilted, 5 to 6minutes. Transfer to a plate, and set aside.

Add the remaining olive oil in the empty pan, heat over medium-high heat until hot. Stir in the sausage and cook until browned, 4 minutes. Mix in remaining garlic, stir and cook until very fragrant, about 1 minute.

Stir in broth, pasta and wine if using and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium, cover and cook until pasta is cookc and most of the broth has been absorbed, 7 minutes.

Gently mix in rapini, hot peppers and parmesan until well combined. Taste with more salt and black pepper if needed. Serve warm with more Parmesan if desired.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 288g (10.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 54368% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 64%
Saturated Fat 14g 71%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 1776mg 74%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 61g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 17% Iron 12%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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