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Roast Broccolini or Broccoli Rabe with Sausages

This recipe originally appeared on the Rachael Ray Show. For more recipes and videos from the show visit


From the pantry:

  • Garlic
  • EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 bunches broccolini or 1 large bunch rapini/broccoli rabe*
  • 2 to 3 red finger chilies
  • 2 large or 6 small shallots
  • 2 pounds Italian sweet or hot sausages
  • Balsamic drizzle or aged Balsamic vinegar


*If using broccolini, trim the ends and halve the fatter stalks. If using rabe, trim and blanch in salted, boiling water for 2 minutes, cold-shock, drain and pat dry.

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Halve the chile peppers lengthwise. Peel, halve and thinly slice the shallots lengthwise. Crack, peel and slice 4 large cloves garlic.

On a large rimmed baking sheet, combine the broccolini or rapini with the chile peppers, shallots, garlic about 3 tablespoons to 1/4 cup EVOO, salt and pepper. Arrange sausages on top and roast 25 minutes or until casings are browned and juices run clear. Drizzle pan with Balsamic and serve.

Rachael Ray