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Broccoli Rabe with Italian Sausage

Oven baked Italian sausage with broccoli rabe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 4 sausage Italian Sausage
  • 1 to 2 bunches of broccoli rabe see notes
  • 2 to 4 cloves of garlic sliced thinly
  • olive oil for sautéing
  • sea salt for seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup grated or shaved pecorino romano cheese


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Fork the sausage a few places so steam escapes in oven.
  • Place in oven proof baking dish or cast iron pan.
  • Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • In meantime, trim broccoli rabe stems.
  • Blanch in boiling water for five minutes. Drain and place in ice bath for few minutes to cool and maintain color.
  • Drain again, chop. Set aside.
  • Heat frying pan with 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Sautè garlic in oil until near golden. DO NOT BURN.
  • Add in broccoili rabe. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook for just a few minutes to saturate the flavors.
  • Top with Pecorino Romano and crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Serve with sausage.


Broccoli rabe reduces quite a bit.
One bunch will feed two people.