Chicken Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Sautewith spinach / cranberry / pecan salad
- Broccoli rabe (also called rapini; sub broccoli florets) - 12 oz, chopped
- Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
- Sausage, chicken (preferably pre-cooked; sub any variety sausage) - 1 1/2 lb, casings removed (if applicable) and sliced
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/4 tsp
- Vinegar, apple cider - 1 1/2 Tbsp
- Maple syrup - 1 tsp
- Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
- Oil, cooking - 3 Tbsp
- Spinach, baby - 4 oz
- Pecan halves - 1/2 cup
- Cranberries, dried - 1/2 cup
- Make dressing - Whisk together vinegar, maple syrup and mustard. Add oil while whisking. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
- Broccoli rabe / Garlic / Sausage - Prep as directed. Store in separate containers. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and to hot oil, add sausage and saute until golden brown, ~3 minutes for pre-cooked sausage (a few minutes longer for uncooked sausage). Add broccoli rabe and saute until bright green and tender, ~2 minutes (a few minutes longer for broccoli florets). Add garlic and red pepper flakes and saute until fragrant, ~1 minute more.
- Just before serving toss spinach, pecans and cranberries in dressing.
- Serve sausage saute with salad on the side and enjoy!
This meal has 112 reviews
Liked it a lot! Added some lemon juice and parm cheese! Delicious
This was so easy and it came together very well.
Good but won't make again
Too dry and not really flavorful
I thought this dish was pretty good. After reading everyone's comments about the dryness, I added a tablespoon of butter to the pasta, and then added some white wine and parmesan. It worked out pretty well.
6 of 10. It was okay. Added some Alfredo sauce to try and give it some moisture. Not especially a fan of the breadcrumbs on top. There are so many great recipes on this site, I don't think I'll make this one again.