Lino's Rigatoni with Broccoli Rabe & Sausage


I Pound Rigatoni

I Pound Broccoli Rabe Cooked

Reserve 1 cup of the Broccoli Rabe cooking water

Grated Romano Cheese


Remove any tough outer or damaged leaves. Cut off stems and tear leaves into large pieces. Wash and shake off excess water. Place rabe in a deep pan with boiling salted water. Cook just until tender and remove rabe to a bowl and reserve a cup of cooking water.

Bring same water to a boil again and cook Rigatoni til al dente.

While pasta cooks heat oil and stir in garlic in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the sausages and sauté until meat is cooked and loses its raw look. Salt and pepper taste , and sauté one minute . Add the broccoli rabe water.

Drain pasta , return to the pot and add garlic, oil and pasta. Toss for one minute, pour on to platter. Sprinkle with grated cheese.