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Tuscan Pasta Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Joanne Carr
Added: Saturday, May 27, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 head escarole (l lb)
12oz. sausage (sweet, hot, or mixed)
1T. olive oil
2 tsp. garlic, minced
1 can cannellini beans
1/2c. chicken broth
1/4c .grated cheese
1 lb. rigatoni, cooked and drained (or penne, ziti, etc.)
freshly ground pepper to taste (or hot red pepper)

Directions:
Directions:
Rinse and dry escarole. Cut into 1" pieces.
Squeeze sausage meat from casings into large skillet.
Add oil and brown over med-high heat, stirring constantly, about 3 minutes.
Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
Add escarole to skillet and cook 3 minutes stirring occasionally until escarole is wilted. Drain beans and add to skillet with broth. Reduce heat to medium and cook 6 minutes, stirring once or twice until escarole is tender.
Remove from heat and stir in cheese.
Toss with pasta and season with pepper to taste.

 

 

 

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