How To Turn Anything Into A Pasta | The Quarantine Cook


-8oz pasta 

-5 tablespoons of olive oil

-3 cloves of garlic finely minced

-4 pieces of broccoli rabe, sliced into bite-sized pieces.

-Sausage sliced 

-⅓ cup of grated fresh parmesan cheese

-Pinch of salt & pepper



-Cook pasta according to box instructions, being sure to salt the boiling water before putting in the noodles

-Place a large sauté pan on medium-high heat and add 4 tablespoons of olive oil, sauté the broccoli rob for 5 minutes. They should get a nice brown crisp on them. Add the minced garlic and sauté for an additional minute 

-Strain the pasta but be sure to save at least a cup of the pasta water before doing so. 

-Put your pasta back into the pot you cooked it in and add ¼ cup of the pasta water.

-Now pour in the sauté broccoli, saussage and garlic as well as any residual oil in the pan to the pasta. 

-Begin to swirl the pasta vigorously in the pot. A creamy sauce will begin to form, this is an emulsification of the water and oil. If your sauce is not forming add another tablespoon or 2 of olive oil. If the sauce is too thick, thin it out with more pasta water. Do so until you have a balanced sauce.