Broccoli Rabe with Hot Italian Sausage

Broccoli Rabe with Hot Italian Sausage

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Broccoli Rabe with Hot Italian Sausage.


This can be prepared with pork or chicken sausage.

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Broccoli Rabe with Hot Italian Sausage

Broccoli Rabe with Hot Italian Sausage

  • Author: Dr. Elise Ho
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


 ¾ teaspoon sea salt
 1½ pounds broccoli rabe, trimmed of thick stems
 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
 8 ounces hot Italian sausage, casings removed
 grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
 lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Bring a 3-quart saucepan of water to a boil over high heat.
  2. Prepare an ice bath by placing 6 ice cubes in a bowl and filling it to the top with cold water; set aside.
  3. Add ½ teaspoon salt and the broccoli rabe to the boiling water.
  4. Cook until just tender, 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Drain, and transfer to the ice bath.
  6. When the broccoli has cooled, drain again and set aside.
  7. Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat until shimmering.
  8. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until golden, about 20 seconds.
  9. Transfer the garlic to a plate and reserve.
  10. Add the sausage to the pan and sauté, breaking it up with the back of a spoon.
  11. Cook the sausage until it begins to brown and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes.
  12. Add the broccoli rabe, lemon zest, and reserved garlic to the pan.
  13. Toss until warmed, 2 to 3 minutes, and season with the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt.
  14. Transfer to a serving plate and sprinkle with the lemon juice.
  15. Serve immediately, with additional lemon wedges.


  • Calories: 300
  • Sodium: 495 mg
  • Fat: 25 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 14 g
  • Cholesterol: 45 mg
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Original Publication Date: Mar 2, 2015 

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Elise Ho
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Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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  3. Wooo Hooo Just like Lesly has stated I LOVE Broccoli, I am although not a big fan of spicy so I will do with out the sausage,, YUMMY
    Thanks for sharing.. Chery :))

  4. Lesly Federici

    Hi Elise,
    I LOVE Broccoli Rob … it is sooooo tasty! I ‘m salivating 🙂 I have printed this out. Thank you 🙂

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.