Paleo Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

Paleo Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

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"Here's an Italian classic that needs no adaptation to make it paleo.There are plenty of everyday meals that are paleo and many people don't realize it. Broccoli rabe and sausage is one of them. Luckily for me it's also an Italian dish. This is a meal you will most likely find on an Italian restaurant menu. It should be made with olive oil, not butter, and you can ask to omit the shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano. Although, darn, that stuff is good. Lemon zest brightens it and adds a subtle, yet significant flavor."
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30 m servings 688 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 688 kcal
  • 34%
  • Fat:
  • 54.6 g
  • 84%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.7g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 32.4 g
  • 65%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 1743 mg
  • 70%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Coat the bottom of a skillet with a thin layer of olive oil; heat over medium heat. Cook and stir sausage slices in skillet until browned, 3 to 5 minutes; add garlic and continue cooking until fragrant, about 1 minute more.
  2. Add broccoli rabe to the skillet; season with lemon zest, red pepper, and sea salt. Drizzle olive oil over the broccoli rabe and toss to coat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli rabe is completely wilted, about 15 minutes. Squeeze lemon half over the sausage and broccoli rabe mixture.



Thank you for trying my recipe from Glad you enjoyed it. I agree with Carla that it would be nice to have with pasta but unfortunately that's not paleo. Try spaghetti squash or ...

I didn't have broccoli rabe so I used spinach instead and it came out GREAT! A good paleo option! The sausage really gives the spinach a rich flavor.

The flavor was really good, but I thought this would have been better served with Pasta or Rice. The Broccoli Raab really shrinks down as it cooks.

Fast & easy! No changes aside from topping with some grated romano.

I used jalapeno chicken sausage. Yum! Fast and easy.

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