Pasta with Italian Sausage and Artichokes

    Pasta with Italian Sausage and Artichokes

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    Italian sausage, roasted red capsicums and marinated artichoke hearts make a quick and easy pasta sauce without tomato.

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 bunch broccoli rabe (rapini), ends trimmed, cut into 5cm pieces
    • 330g bow tie (farfalle) pasta
    • 450g hot Italian sausages, skins removed
    • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 eshalot, chopped
    • 1 (185g) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
    • 2 roasted red capsicums, sliced
    • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Blanch broccoli rabe for 1 minute, then remove with tongs and rinse with cold water to cool. Add pasta to the boiling water and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta water.
    2. Meanwhile, brown the sausage meat in a large frypan over medium-high heat. When the sausage has nearly cooked through, drain the excess grease, and stir in garlic and eshalot. Cook until the eshalots soften and turn translucent, about 5 minutes. Add broccoli rabe, artichokes and roasted capsicums, cook for 1 to 2 minutes to warm. Stir in the hot pasta along with Parmesan cheese and enough pasta water to moisten.
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    In my small towns, they never heard of broccoli rabe. So I used broccoli. The flavors of this dish are wonderful - the richness of the artichoke with the slight sweetness of the roasted red peppers and the saltiness of the sausage... very nice. The broccoli gives it a nice contrasting color, too, making it very pretty. It helps, too, that I could serve it in one of my favorite pottery dishes. The only difference I made besides the broccoli rabe was I used fresh Romano cheese as that is what I have open. My husband and son gave it a four but I give it the full five! I will definitely make this again - especially when I have guests over. It's pretty, simple and delicious!  -  29 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    We used regular broccoli instead of the rabe and regular white onions sauteed instead of the shallots (just had to use what I had). It was great! It was a nice change from the regular old thing. Many recipes are boring, and I find I have to play with recipes to make them more interesting. Not with this recipe though, the spicy sausage and other ingredients are all you need for full flavor.  -  10 Apr 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    We all really enjoyed this recipe. I used regular broccoli, one fresh red pepper that I sauteed (in butter) before adding pre-cooked link style hot Italian sausage. I also used tri-colored spiral pasta since that was all I had. It was nice having a pasta that wasn't heavy on seasonings or sauce, but still had a great flavor.  -  19 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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