Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

Broccoli Rabe and Sausage


"This is a family recipe that is quite simple and quick. Good buffet table dish. For a crowd just increase amounts of ingredients as needed. Serve on rolls or with crusty Italian Bread."


45 m servings 299 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 299 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 27.9 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.6g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 9.2 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 1295 mg
  • 52%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place broccoli rabe and salt in a large pot of boiling water. Cook 12 minutes, or until stems are tender. Drain, reserving 1 cup of liquid.
  2. Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, and cook sausage 10 minutes, or until evenly browned.
  3. Remove sausage from saucepan. Stir garlic into saucepan, and cook approximately 30 seconds. Place broccoli rabe and reserved cup of liquid in pan, and mix in 1/2 the lemon juice. Return sausage to pan, and allow the mixture to simmer approximately 10 minutes. Mix in remaining olive oil and lemon juice before serving.
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  1. 21 Ratings


My husband loved this dish. It was very easy. Next time, I won't boil the Broccoli Rabe for the whole 12 minutes. It seemed to get a little soggy. Next time I will only boil for 8 minutes.

This was excellent. I made only a few changes to turn it into a pasta dish, and it was the best supper we've had recently. I cooked radiatore pasta in salted water, saved the water for cooking...

I modified this recipe to: rough chopped rabini stems and cooked for 6 minutes seperately from the green leafy part. I then rough chopped the green leafy part and blached in hot water. I tho...

You only need to blanch the Rabe for 2 minutes in salted water . Plunge in cold water and drain and squeeze most of the water out befor adding to skillit. The Rabe will not be mushy or watery w...

One more thing-broccoli rabe shrinks like crazy so you may want to double or triple the amount. If you have good eaters figure one bunch of cooked rabe per person, trust me it shrinks to nothin...

With two bunches of rabe and although only boiled for 8 minutes still a mushy mess. Good flavor although chard or kale would probably hold up better. Will try again with no boiling but sautein...

I adapted this and also added cut up chicken which I cooked with the sausage. I had this at a restaurant and it is fabulous!

This was a great recipe idea. I too served it with pasta, long fusilli. I reserved all of the broccoli liquid(3 bunches) and served it at the end in a bowl with the pasta because the first time ...

The recipe is good. The flavour is excellent...but I live in Mexico and we dont have lemon so I always use lime. The next time i will defintely cut the amount of lemon in half. Also had to use c...