23 Ratings
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1

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.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, and cook sausage 10 minutes, or until evenly browned.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

299 calories; 27.9 g total fat; 43 mg cholesterol; 1295 mg sodium. 2.6 g carbohydrates; 9.2 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2008
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 the broccoli rabe and set the pasta aside. I used hot ground Italian sausage and added a few teaspoons of fennel seed. I followed the rest of the directions as written and tossed the broccoli rabe and sausage with the pasta right before serving. My whole family raved from my husband down to my 2-year-old son. Yum!
(36)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/28/2015
It was horrible! Too many cloves of garlic and too much lemon juice. And the amount of time to boil the brocolli is too long. It made the brocolli soggy.
23 Ratings
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2004
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.
(73)
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2008
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 the broccoli rabe and set the pasta aside. I used hot ground Italian sausage and added a few teaspoons of fennel seed. I followed the rest of the directions as written and tossed the broccoli rabe and sausage with the pasta right before serving. My whole family raved from my husband down to my 2-year-old son. Yum!
(36)
Rating: 3 stars
09/04/2005
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 thoroughly drained the rabini before adding into oil mixture. The result was a better looking dish.
(23)
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Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2011
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 when you do this
(16)
Rating: 3 stars
09/19/2005
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 nothing.
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2008
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!
(7)
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Rating: 3 stars
04/01/2010
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 sauteing instead.
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2009
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 i made it i thought it was too dry when using pasta. I then topped it with toasted bread crumbs. I added 5 anchovies along with the garlic to give it even more flavor. I omitted the lemon from the pan and served lemon wedges on the table for my family to use as much or as little as they wanted.
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2009
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 chorizo for the sausage which turned out excellent. I served over bowtie pasta. even the kids liked it...but definitely have to cut the lemon in half
(6)