Sausage and Broccoli Rabe with Polenta Recipe

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Sharlene Morgan Modified: March 22, 2022
Sausage and Broccoli Rabe with Polenta Recipe

How To Make Sausage and Broccoli Rabe with Polenta

Savor the delicious combination of Italian sausage and broccoli rabe cooked in wine and tomato sauce. Plus, boiled cornmeal to complete the dish.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 57 minutes
Total: 1 hour 12 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1lbbroccoli rabe
  • 4tbspolive oil
  • 1lbItalian sausage,hot or mild
  • 1onion
  • 2clovesgarlic
  • ¼cupdry white wine
  • cupscrushed tomatoes in thick puree,(14 oz) canned
  • cupslow-sodium chicken broth,canned, or homemade stock
  • ½tspdried thyme
  • tspsalt
  • ¼cupflat leaf parsley,chopped
  • 1tspfresh ground black pepper
  • cupswater
  • 1cupcornmeal,coarse or medium

Instructions

  1. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the broccoli rabe for about 2 minutes until tender.

  2. Drain. Rinse with cold water and drain thoroughly. Cut into 2-inch lengths.

  3. In a large frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderately high heat.

  4. Add the sausage and cook for about 10 minutes, turning, until browned.

  5. Remove. When cool enough to handle, cut into slices.

  6. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the fat from the pan. Reduce the heat to moderately low.

  7. Add the onion and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until translucent.

  8. Add the wine and bring it to a simmer.

  9. Add the sausage, tomatoes, broth, thyme, and 1¼ teaspoons of the salt. Bring to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes.

  10. Add the broccoli rabe, parsley, and pepper to the sauce. Bring to a simmer

  11. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring the water and the remaining 1¼ teaspoons salt to a boil. Add the cornmeal in a slow stream, whisking.

  12. Whisk in the remaining 3 tablespoons of oil.

  13. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon, until very thick. Serve with the sauce.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 755.61kcal
  • Fat: 51.17g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 26.60g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.70g
  • Carbohydrates: 47.43g
  • Fiber: 7.23g
  • Sugar: 6.69g
  • Protein: 26.48g
  • Cholesterol: 86.18mg
  • Sodium: 1811.48mg
  • Calcium: 209.08mg
  • Potassium: 1001.98mg
  • Iron: 7.51mg
  • Vitamin A: 179.07µg
  • Vitamin C: 41.35mg
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