Easy recipe for a weeknight: Baked pasta with sausage and broccoli rabe


Isabelle Tjalve

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Nothing welcomes the fall season like a comforting bowl of pasta. It seems to be one of the busiest times of the year and somehow everyone still wants dinner every night.

Insert this week’s recipe for a simple and delicious dinner: Baked Pasta with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe. If you can fit all the food groups into one dish, you should, especially when feeding a toddler – or anyone for that matter. This meal is so delicious it could be part of your regular dinner menu rotation.

Cleanup is pretty quick too, making it perfect for weeknights. All you need is a heavy, ovenproof skillet (preferably cast iron) and one large pot for cooking pasta and mix the ingredients together.

Whenever there’s pasta and creamy cheese sauce in a recipe, you can’t go wrong. Add Italian sausages, garlic, broccoli, and sage, and the entire dish is taken to the next level of deliciousness. I like to top it with a bit of parmesan because why not?

Pasta is a welcome old friend that we enjoy, and then certain food allergies and low-carb diets robbed us of that joy. We’re back to eating full-fledged pasta here, and I’m not sorry about that. Serve this pasta dish with an Italian salad and dinner is ready to be enjoyed.

enjoy your food

This story was originally published October 3, 2022 12:11 p.m.

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