Broccoli Rabe with Sausage and Parmesan

// Broccoli Rabe with Sausage and Parmesan

Prep Time

7 mins

Cook Time

4-5 mins

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Bright, cruciferous greens are cooked in the microwave with savory Italian sausage and garnished with fresh lemon juice and parmesan. Serve alongside pasta, roast chicken or beef for a complete meal.

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The Medium Deep Dish


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 oz (75g) Italian sausage, casing removed and broken into smaller pieces 
  • 2 cups (100g) broccoli rabe or broccolini, cut into 1” pieces.
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Grated parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Add the olive oil, garlic powder, and sausage into the Anyday dish and stir to combine. Cover with lid (knob lifted) and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the sausage is partially cooked (will be slightly pink).
  2. Add the broccoli rabe and toss to combine. Cover with lid (knob lifted) and continue cooking for 3-4 minutes, or until the broccoli rabe is tender and the sausage is cooked through.
  3. Squeeze the lemon juice and top with parmesan.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Add chopped toasted almonds for a delicate crunch.
  • Substitute Italian sausage with chorizo, for a smoky twist.
  • Stir into cooked pasta for a quick and flavor packed meal.

Recipe notes

  • This recipe can be made with regular broccoli, broccolini, and even ready-to-use florets.
  • Use frozen broccoli with great results. You may need to add 1-2 minutes.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.