Italian Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Pasta

Our Purnell's Italian Sausage makes the best pasta dishes, and this is no exception with garlic, broccoli, and spices over rotini. "It's Gooo-od!"


Remove and discard broccoli stalks, chopping the rest into medium-sized pieces. Mince the garlic.

Cook the pasta until al dente, adding broccoli rabe for the last 2 minutes of cooking time.

While pasta is boiling, heat 2 tbs olive oil in a large skillet on medium temperature. Cook the sausage until a light golden brown, stirring consistently. Then reduce heat and add garlic, cooking for an additional 2 minutes until fragrant.

Drain pasta and broccoli rabe, reserving 3/4 cup cooking water. Add pasta and broccoli to skillet along with 1/2 cup reserved water. Toss together well combining an additional 2 tbs olive oil.

Sprinkle with fresh parmesan. If needed, add more reserved water. Season with salt, pepper, lemon zest and red pepper flakes. Serve!


  • 1 roll Purnell’s Italian Sausage
  • 1 lb pasta (bow-tie, penne, or rotini)
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe
  • 4 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3/4 cup parmesan (freshly grated)
  • A pinch of red pepper flakes
  • A dash of fresh lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper to taste


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