Pasta with Spicy Sausage & Rapini


Ingredients: 12 ounces bow tie pasta,1 tablespoon olive oil,1 pound spicy Italian sausage,2-3 cloves garlic, minced,4 cups coarsely chopped rapini leaves,1/2 cup chicken broth,1 cup light sour cream,1/2 cup milk,1 cup shredded Fontina cheese,1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese,Salt and pepper, to taste

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.
  3. Remove sausage from casings, if necessary, and add to the pan. Cook the sausage, breaking it up as you go, until no longer pink.
  4. Add the rapini to the skillet and saut until it begins to wilt, about one minute more.
  5. Transfer the sausage and rapini mixture to a plate and keep warm.
  6. Drain excess grease from the pan and return to stove over medium heat.
  7. Add the chicken broth to the skillet and bring to a simmer, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Stir in the sour cream and milk.
  8. Add the cheeses and stir until melted and smooth. Return the sausage/rapini mixture to the skillet, along with the cooked pasta, and toss to coat.
  9. Garnish with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.


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