Skillet Suppers: Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe


[Photographs: Yasmin Fahr]

This is a one-pot meal perfect for a winter night. Whole wheat pasta is combined with a slightly spicy sausage, broccoli rabe, some nutty parmesan and a dose of breadcrumbs to make a fast and relatively healthy dinner.

Broccoli rabe seems to be one of those winter greens that people either love or hate; apparently the bitterness can get the better of some. I fall on the side of people who love it and this is one of my favorite ways of eating it.

The dish takes less than 30 minutes to make and you end up with a warming, hearty pasta that can be as spicy as you like. I topped the pasta with a light sprinkling of breadcrumbs for texture, but sadly it’s not seen in the photo because I forgot to put them on when shooting and my friends already starting devouring the pasta before I could re-shoot it. Granted, I had given them the go ahead, so it was entirely my fault.

Feel free to leave them out if you’d like, but everyone agreed that it didn’t add a nice crunch when I sprinkled it in their bowls. Homemade tends to be better than storebought, and are super easy to make, but store-bought will do just as well in a pinch.

About the Author: Yasmin Fahr is a food lover, writer, and cook. Follow her @yasminfahr for more updates on her eating adventures and discoveries, which will most likely include tomatoes. And probably feta. Happy eating!

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