Posted in Main Courses, Saute`, Vegetables

Sausage and Broccoli Rabe with Polenta

Broccoli rabe is a very nutritious vegetable but tends to be a little bitter.  If your family doesn’t like the taste of broccoli rabe, you can substitute it with escarole or spinach instead.

Sausage and Broccoli Rabe with Polenta

Sausage and Broccoli Rabe with Polenta

Serves 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Estimated Values per Serving:

Calories: 390                               Fat: 9 grams                            Points: 6


1 cup instant polenta

½ cup grated parmesan cheese

1 onion – chopped

2 cloves garlic – minced

½ cup white wine

12 ounce package sun dried tomato chicken sausage

1 bunch broccoli rabe – stems removed and chopped*

1 – 28 ounce can diced tomatoes

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook polenta as the labels directs.  Remove from heat, stir in parmesan cheese and cover to keep warm.
  2. Remove casing from chicken sausage and chop, set aside until ready to sauté.
  3. Heat a large skillet on medium heat and spray with cooking spray.  Add onion and sauté for 5 minutes, covered, until soft and browned.  Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.  Add wine and cook until liquid is absorbed.
  4. Add sausage and sauté for about 5 minutes until browned.
  5. Add broccoli rabe, cover and sauté for about 6 minutes until tender.  Add tomatoes and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Cover, lower heat and simmer for about 7 – 10 minutes.
  7. Spoon polenta onto a serving platter and then spoon sausage and broccoli rabe on top and serve.

*NOTE: Escarole or spinach can be substituted for broccoli rabe.  If cooking with spinach, add it at the very end of the dish after simmering to prevent overcooking.

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