Broccoli rabe, chickpeas and sausage

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 604.7
  • Total Fat: 25.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 47.8 mg
  • Sodium: 1,036.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 66.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.8 g
  • Protein: 27.7 g

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Delicious, high fiber, pasta dish. My hubby loved it and so did I! Delicious, high fiber, pasta dish. My hubby loved it and so did I!
Number of Servings: 6


    2 TBS olive oil
    3/4 pound sweet Italian sausage, skin removed
    4 cloves garlic, sliced
    1 can (15.5 oz.) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    1 large bunch broccoli rabe or broccoli (about 1 lb.), trimmed and cut into 1-in pieces
    3/4 tsp dried oregano
    3/4 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    1 lb. gemelli or other short-shape pasta
    2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese


Makes 6 servings.

1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil over high heat.
2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Crumble in sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Add garlic during last minute.
3. Stir in chickpeas, broccoli rabe, oregano, salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 7 minutes or until broccoli rabe is tender. Add 1/4 cup of the pasta water if mixture becomes too dry.
4. While sauce is cooking, prepare pasta following package directions. Drain, reserving 1 cup of pasta water.
5. Toss pasta with broccoli rabe mixture and 1/3 cup of the cheese. Add someof the reserved pasta water, if desired, to moisten mixture.
6. Serve immediately with remaining cheese on the side.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CINCYBOYS.

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  • I replaced the sausage with a couple of pieces of vegetarian breakfast sausage and crumbled vegetarian chopped meat replacement. Found the broccolli rabi taste strong and overpowering, maybe because I did not use enough suasage. - 8/4/13

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  • Used Turkey Sausage to lower the fat and calories. I loved it! Delicious! - 11/6/12

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  • Yum! I omitted the pasta and the Parmesan cheese which drastically lowered the calories. It was so good that my husband and son arm wrestled over who gets to take the leftovers for lunch tomorrow. - 2/4/10

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