The Chew Cooking Class Recipes
What if you want to cook but you don’t know how? That’s why The Chew held a cooking class, featuring breaded chicken cutlets and peach cake. Last up was Mario Batali’s Sausage & Broccoli Rabe Pasta recipe.
The Chew: Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Pasta Ingredients
Here is everything you need to make this dish along with Mario.
- 1 lb Orecchiette Pasta
- 1 1/2 cups Semolina Flour
- ~1/2 cup Water, warm
- 3 tbsp Olive OIl
- 1 bunch Broccoli Rabe
- 1 1/2 lb Hot Italian Sausage
- 1 cup Pecorino Cheese
- 1 tsp Red Chili Flakes
- Salt and Pepper
The Chew: Mario Batali Sausage & Broccoli Rabe Pasta Recipe Directions
- If you are working with fresh pasta, you will need to use semolina flour on a flat surface to create a dough. For box pasta, skip to step 9.
- You can knead it like bread dough for up to 10 minutes, and then let it sit for 10 minutes.
- Then roll the dough into a shape about 3.5" long and 3/4" thick.
- Cut into pieces about 1/3" thick.
- Press the center of each pasta piece using your thumb, which will make a saucer shape.
- Arrange pasta on a tray prepared with semolina flour.
- Cover with a towel and reserve. (Pasta can even be frozen up to several months.)
- If you are using boxed pasta, you can skip all the above steps and start here.
- Boil salted water in a pot.
- Cook pasta three to four minutes. Then drain and save the water.
- In a saute pan, heat three tablespoons of olive oil.
- Cook sausage, using a wooden spoon to break it up, for about eight minutes.
- Cook the Broccoli rabe in the same pan, adding salt and pepper to the mix.
- Saute broccoli until tender. Add a cup of pasta water to deglaze the bottom of your pan.
- Add pasta into pot and coat in mixture, cooking for about one minute before taking it off the heat.
- Toss in Pecorino and olive oil to form a creamy consistency. Finish with red chili flakes and serve.
Have you noticed how The Chew puts red chili flakes on everything? What is up with that? Do you have a favorite seasoning or condiment you put on everything you make?