Watch our show Try out one of our recipes Purchase a product online Need answers to cooking questions?  Chef Steve has em Our list of resources Click here to go to back to the Pulp Kitchen Home Page
Pasta - with Broccoli Rabe 443-801-7535. Or contact us via...
Recent Airings
Contest Rules
    Beef - Braised Short Ribs
    Beef - Crock Pot Pot Roast
    Beef - Fajitas
    Beef - Meatloaf Surprise
    Beef - Mushroom Meatloaf
    Chicken - Aloutte
    Chicken - Fusion Saute
    Chicken - Marsala
    Chicken - Parmesan, Easy
    Chicken - Pizza
    Chicken - Roasted Easy
    Chicken - Salt-Baked
    Chicken - Thai Curry
    Chicken Croquettes
    Fish - and Chips
    Fish - Broiled Rockfish
    Fish - Catfish, Pan Fried w. Pecan Butter
    Fish - Crusted Rockfish
    Fish - Herb Stuffed Trout
    Fish - Lime Baked Tilapia
    Fish - Pickled Salmon. LoFat
    Fish - Salmon & Fennel
    Fish - Salmon En Papillote
    Fish - Turbot
    Fish - Tuscan Tuna
    Ham - Glazed Dinner
    Ham - Gammon Steaks
    Ham - Kale Stuffed
    Lamb - Easter
    Lamb, Slow-Roasted Leg of
    Pasta - Chesapeake
    Pasta - LoFat Carbonara
    Pasta - Potato Gnocchi
    Pasta - Spinach Dumplings
    Pasta - with Broccoli Rabe
    Pasta - with Pumpkin
    Pasta - with Spinach & Asparagus
    Pork - Crown Roast
    Rabbit, Stewed
    Sausage - Cassoulet
    Sausage, Spinach and Bean Ragout
    Seafood - Bouillabaisse
    Seafood - Chesapeake Pasta
    Seafood - Shrimp Etouffee
    Thanksgiving Day HELP
    Thanksgiving Ideas
    Turkey - Mexican Casserole
    Turkey - Pot Pie
    Turkey - Thighs & Sauerkraut
    Veal - Scaloppine
    Veg - Neatloaf
    Veg - OysterMushroom Shepherd's Pie
    Veg - Stir Fry
    Veg - Sweet Potato Pierogies
    Veg - Zucchini Pie
    Veg-Mock Duck & Tofu Etouffee
For Pet's Sake
Search the 'Net
Side Dishes
Soups & Starters
Broccoli Rabe Pasta
with Italian Sausage & Roasted Garlic

Oftentimes spelled broccoli rape or broccoli raab, broccoli rabe goes by just one pronounciation - "rob". The Italians go by either brocoletti di rape or rapini. Whichever way you spell it, broccoli rabe should definately be explored as it packs a nutritional whallop of vitamins A & C. Get your pasta water going because this dish is ready in less that 15 minutes!

1 pound farfalle, or bow-tie pasta
2 bunches broccoli rabe, washed and stemmed
1/4 cup olive oil
3 links mild Italian sausage
3 links hot Italian sausage
1-1/2 tablespoons minced, roasted garlic **
1/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup just-grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup just-garted romano cheese
salt & pepper to taste
fresh, chopped parsely, optional

Get a large pot of water boiling for the pasta. Wash, drain and stem the leafy greens from the 2 bunches of rabe. Cut the sausage links into bite-size chunks. Heat the oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the pasta to the boiling water and now we have 10-12 minutes to finish this thing!

Brown the sausage chunks in the hot oil. When half-cooked, stir in the roasted garlic and then the rabe, by the handful. You'll see the rabe wilt before your very eyes, so just keep adding the rabe by the handful, stirring it in, until all of it in incorporated into the sausage saute. Add the chicken broth and stir the bottom of the pan well to try and lossen those bits of flavor.

Drain the pasta and transfer to a large bowl. Grate the cheese right then and there and toss the cheese in with the warm pasta. Stir in the saute. Salt and pepper to taste. Add a few tablespoons of fresh chopped parsley, if you have it and plate it on up. Enjoy!

** - to keep this recipe a quick and easy one, I like to use the pre-minced, pre-roasted garlic that's sold in those tiny glass jars.

Share your thoughts.
Rate this recipe here.

Subject: Comments/questions about 'Pasta - with Broccoli Rabe' Recipe
Date: March 6, 2006

Steve, great recipe. I just use the pasta water in place of chicken soup. Also, I find that boiling the rapini for a few minutes before adding it to the sausage sweetens it a bit. I add white beans too. Makes a great, nutritious meal with crusty Italian bread. You can also buy the rapini in a package, already stemmed and washed. I found it in Genuardi's and Pathmark. Its easy to use.
Thanks, Lou Malfara

Comments: Send us comments about this recipe