In southern Italy, this dish would likely be made with broccoli raab, but conventional broccoli is a fine alternative. Undercook the pasta slightly and then cook it together with the sauce for a couple of minutes to blend the flavors. The concave orecchiette cradle the bits of sausage and broccoli nicely. You can omit the red pepper flakes or decrease the amount if you like.
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This was tasty in a different way. I want to try it with sweet itialian sausage next time as there was more kick to it then I expected. I did add a little heavy cream as I was tossing everything together just because I like a creamier sauce.
Super delicious and a hit even with my picky 4 year-old, who requested leftovers for his school lunch the next day. I used sweet Italian sausage and removed the casings. My only problem was that some of the orecchiette stuck together. I don't cook this type of pasta often, so I guess I just have to stir it more.
Loved it! Even my super picky husband went back for seconds. So flavorful and delicious!
I substituted turkey sweet Italian sausage and removed it from the casings. Added a couple of twists of Italian herb grinder. Yummy
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