Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Pizza


137. Have you tried a recipe with Broccoli Rabe yet? Here is another suggestion to enjoy this wonderful green, Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Pizza. This is my own recipe and it is so delicious. You can use it as a main meal with a salad or veggies and dip on the side, or use this pizza as an appetizer. Just cut it into small squares or long skinny slices.

If you want to read about the healthy benefits of Broccoli Rabe and how to make another delicious recipe just click here.

Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Pizza

4 cups of washed, trimmed and chopped Broccoli Rabe. Discard stems
large pot of boiling salted water
1 recipe for pizza dough (See my own recipe here)
1 pound of sweet Italian sausage, out of casings
1 small onion, roughly chopped
olive oil, or use infused olive oil with garlic & Italian spices
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 Tblsp parmesan or Romano cheese
salt and pepper
1 tsp red pepper flakes, optional

Drop all the chopped Broccoli Rabe into the boiling water and boil for about 1 minute. Drain and set aside to cool.
In a frying pan add olive oil and heat. Crumble Italian sausage into hot oil and break up larger pieces. Brown the meat and stir. Add the chopped onion, salt and pepper. Continue to saute on medium till meat browns. Place a lid over pan and turn heat to low allowing the sausage to tenderize and the onions to virtually disappear and dissolve, about 25 minutes.
Prepare your pizza dough and shape into a pan, onto a stone or cookie sheet.
Set the prepared dough aside for about 15 minutes.

Once the sausage is tender, stir in the cooled broccoli rabe and pepper flakes. Spread the meat over the prepared dough almost to the edge.
Sprinkle with the Parmesan or Romano cheese.
Then cover the pie with mozzarella cheese.

Heat your oven to 450 degrees. Bake till the crust is light brown and cheese is browning on top. Yum...it's so good!
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six. "
~Yogi Berra

5 comments:

Kathy said...

Oh my!! I can totally see myself making this...and then trying hard NOT to eat it all!!

Mrs. P. said...

I LOVE broccoli rabe....I've never thought of putting it on pizza!! This looks great!

Blessings!
Gail

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Goodness - that looks so good! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

Oh my goodness. Everything on your blog looks delish. I can't wait to explore it more.

Allie and Pattie said...

Oh my gosh! I have been making a similar pizza for years because broccoli rabe is one of my mother's favorites!! Since we moved to NC from NY, it's been a bit pricier, but I buy it anyway :) Pizza in our house can get VERY creative!
xoxo Pattie

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