Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large shallot
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 3 Anchovies
  • 1 pound orecchiette pasta
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 pinch red chile flakes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces broccoli rabe
  • 1/2 cup crème fraîche
  • 1/2 cup Pecorino Romano cheese
  • Put the oil in the pot, select SAUTÉ, and adjust to Normal/Medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the shallot, garlic, and anchovies and cook, stirring occasionally, until the shallot is tender and the garlic is fragrant but not browned, 3 minutes. Press Cancel.
  • Add the pasta, broth, red chili flakes, 1 cup cold water, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and several grinds of black pepper and stir so the pasta is mostly submerged. Place the broccoli rabe on top of the pasta mixture, but do not stir.
  • Lock on the lid, select the Pressure Cook function, and adjust to Low pressure for 5 minutes. Make sure the steam valve is in the “Sealing” position and that the “Keep Warm” button is off.
  • When the cooking time is up, quick-release the pressure. Remove the lid, add the crème fraîche and cheese, and stir to combine. Season with salt and black pepper. Transfer the mixture to a serving dish and let stand for 5 minutes before serving to allow the sauce to thicken slightly.
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