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Penne With Broccoli Rabe And Spicy Turkey Sausage

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Ingredients
  Sun-dried tomatoes 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Spicy turkey sausage 1 Pound, sliced into 1-inch pieces
  Penne 1 Pound
  Chipotle chili/Your favorite chili 1 , finely chopped
  Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm), peeled and finely chopped
  Broccoli rabe 1 1⁄2 Pound, roughly chopped, washed, and drained
  Pasta cooking water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

MAKING
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.

SERVING
13. Add the cooked sausage and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Barbecue
Ingredient: 
Broccoli
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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