Smoked Mozzarella + Broccoli Rabe Turkey Sausages over Lemon Pasta

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 3 - 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package (12 oz.) Smoked Mozzarella + Broccoli Rabe turkey sausages
  • 2 quarts water
  • 8 oz. pasta of your choice!
  • 1 lb. Tenderstem broccoli or broccoli rabe, trimmed and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ounces pecorino Romano cheese, grated (about 1/2 cup)
  • Red pepper flakes to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add pasta and cook for 7 minutes.
  2. Then add broccoli and cook for 2 more minutes. Drain pasta mixture, reserving 2/3 cup of pasta water. Keep pasta & broccoli covered to keep warm.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and Smoked Mozzarella and Broccoli Rabe turkey sausages. Cook covered for 7-10 minutes and turn every 2 minutes until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  4. On a cutting board, let turkey rest for 3 minutes. Then slice into 1-inch pieces and add back to the pasta and broccoli rabe saucepan.
  5. Add 2/3 cup reserved pasta water, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes until liquid is slightly reduced.
  6. Gently stir in lemon juice and sprinkle in cheese and red pepper flakes. Divide between two warmed bowls and serve. Gobble up and enjoy!