Smoked Mozzarella + Broccoli Rabe Sausages over Bowtie Pasta

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package (12 oz.) Smoked Mozzarella + Broccoli Rabe turkey sausages
  • 2 quarts water
  • 8 oz. multigrain bowtie pasta
  • 1 lb. 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)

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 rabe and cook for 2 more minutes. Drain pasta mixture, reserving 2/3 cup of pasta water. Cover pasta 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. Divide between two warmed bowls and serve. Gobble up and enjoy!