Carluccio’s Special from Carluccios Coal Fired Pizza

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Carluccio’s Special from Carluccios Coal Fired Pizza


12 ounces broccoli rabe, tough ends trimmed and cut into 1 to 2-inch pieces
1 lb. your favorite pasta
3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
8 ounces hot or sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
1 1/2 Tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 can (8 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
Crushed red pepper flakes


1.       Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add broccoli rabe and cook just until crisp-tender, about 3 to 4 minutes. Lift out of pot with a large slotted spoon or strainer. Set aside.
2.       Add pasta to same pot of water and cook as package directs. Reserving 1/2 cup pasta cooking water before draining.
3.       Meanwhile heat 1 Tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook, breaking up chunks with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 5 minutes.
4.       Stir in garlic and broccoli rabe and sauté 1 minute. Gently stir in beans and heat through.
5.       Add drained pasta, reserved cooking water, remaining 2 Tablespoons oil and Parmesan cheese
6.       Add salt to taste if desired and serve with additional Parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper flakes.


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