pasta with broccoli rabe sausage
May 12, 2020

Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

By Ange's Table

One pot meals really are my go to.  I can take hours and make all of these really fancy dishes.  But what I love most, are the simple meals that I make.  And if there are not too many dishes to wash, even better.

Growing up, broccoli rabe was a side dish we ate often.  It is a bitter green, and I just love it!  This green goes so well with anything you serve.  Steak, chicken, or in this case with sausage over pasta.  What could be better?

boiled broccoli rabe for pasta
Cut up and boil your broccoli rabe for 5-6 minutes, then drain well.
brown sausage for broccoli rabe
Brown sausage in oil in pan
add garlic sausage broccoli rabe pasta
Add garlic to browned sausage
mixed broccoli rabe sausage
Mix in boiled broccoli rabe
pasta water added to broccoli rabe sauce
Use pasta water to create your sauce
pasta with broccoli rabe sausage
Serve over your favorite pasta

Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe, trimmed and boiled (or you can use frozen)
  • 3/4 lb sausage, out of its casing
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt mix
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)


Heat 2 Tbsp oil in large skillet. 

Add in sausage, breaking it up with a wooden spoon.  Cook until no longer pink.

Add in garlic.  Once it starts to brown, add in drained broccoli rabe.  Mix well.  Add in 1-2 Tbsp olive oil if needed.

Bring water for pasta to a boil.  Cook pasta according to package directions.  

Add 2 ladles of starchy pasta water to sausage mixture.  Use more if needed to create a sauce.

Serve broccoli rabe and sausage over pasta.  


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