Broccoli Rabe and Sausage
Recipe type: Dinner
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Serves: 4 to 6
Broccoli Rabe and Sausage. This healthy green vegetable known as broccoli rabe, is lightly sauteed with garlic and olive oil and paired with grilled Italian spicy-sweet sausage. It is a delicious meal all by itself.
  • 2 bunches Broccoli Rabe- washed, large ends cut off
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ⅛ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 6 large garlic cloves- cut into thirds
  • 2 pounds small Sweet Italian Sausages
  • ¼ cup low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • salt to taste
  • olive oil cooking spray
  1. In a large pot, add olive oil and garlic.
  2. Heat on low heat until garlic turns to golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add broccoli rabe and crushed red pepper. Cover with a lid and simmer for about 3 minutes.
  4. Stirring occasionally to cook evenly. Pour in the broth, cover and continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Broccoli is cooked when a fork can go through the end of the stem. Turn off the heat. Season with salt to taste.
  5. Remove from heat. Uncover and set aside.
  6. Spray your outside grill or baking dish with cooking spray.
  7. Use a fork to prick the links a few times.
  8. Bake sausages in the oven at 400 degrees. Cook sausage links until they are brown and fully cooked, about 15 minutes on each side ( turning them once).
  9. On the grill, about 20 minutes or less, turning once.
  10. Transfer to a serving platter. Add the broccoli rabe and serve.
  11. Serves 4 to 6
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