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Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

4 to 6 Servings

30 minutes

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Simple and satisfying, the classic dish of broccoli e salsiccia—well-browned Italian sausage and tender broccoli rabe—was one of our favorite meals during a recent trip to Naples. The earthy, pleasantly bitter brassica pairs perfectly with spice-rich sausage. The rendered fat from the sausage works perfectly to sauté and season the sturdy greens. Garlic and red pepper flakes, plus nutty Parmesan and a splash of tangy-bright lemon juice, round out the easy dish. Sweet or hot Italian sausage is great here; use whichever you prefer. Serve with thick slices of warm, crusty bread.

4 to 6



Don’t worry if the second addition of broccoli rabe crowds the skillet; after a few minutes of covered cooking it will wilt, ensuring everything fits nicely.

30 minutes



Neal B.
February 19, 2023
Simple and delicious
Couldn't find broccoli Raab so we used broccolini instead. Such a simple recipe but so delicious! Will definitely make again.
John A.
February 9, 2023
Very bitter
This came out very bitter, even with a bunch of lemon juice. Most of the other recipes I've found for this dish or related dishes involve boiling the rabe separately, I think that almost certainly would result in less bitterness.