This recipe has been in my family for a long time. It works really great as a side dish or as a main dish if served with pasta (I like to use either gemelli or cavatelli). The chicken broth takes a lot of the bitterness out of the broccoli rabe. Top with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.


Recipe Summary

5 mins
20 mins
25 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Fill a large pot with chicken broth and 1 cup water; add broccoli rabe. Bring to a boil and cook until nearly tender, about 5 minutes. Drain.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook, stirring to break into small pieces, until crumbly and browned, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add broccoli rabe, remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Cook until broccoli rabe is tender, about 3 minutes more.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of broth. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

291 calories; protein 15.2g 30% DV; carbohydrates 4.7g 2% DV; fat 23.2g 36% DV; cholesterol 51.4mg 17% DV; sodium 1114.3mg 45% DV. Full Nutrition

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3 Ratings
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Rating: 5 stars
Very delicious. The broth does make the bitter flavor a bit more mild yet, it still has that unique flavour of the broccoli rabe. This is a very versatile recipe that you can use with pasta or as a side dish, so definitely a 5-star keeper. Thank you for sharing the recipe with us. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Easy and delicious. Will make again. Read More