Italian Broccoli Rabe Sausage Roll

This is a gourmet sausage roll in my eyes. It's filled with a delicious broccoli rabe and sausage filling to make this stuffed dough into a fabulous rolled sandwich baked to perfection!

This has all the taste of a great sandwich of these greens with homemade sausage, cheeses, garlic and extra virgin olive oil flavors. Of course you can leave the meat out if your vegetarian, not a problem at all, still perfectly delicious!

Of course you can add whatever you like to a sausage roll. We love broccoli rabe. It's tender part of the broccoli family. I boil it first only to get any dirt particles out. That's how mom did it. Then I saute it in a pan with olive oil and chopped garlic.
Cool it and add that to the cooked sausage.

This makes a delicious sandwich all in one rolled up glorious dough. You can make a whole meal out of this. Add a antipasto and some good Chianti and you're good to go.

Italian Broccoli Rabe Sausage Roll


1 fresh dough rolled out 12 x 8 around 1/4 inch thick

1 bunch of broccoli rabe washed and stems cut, (boil first for 1/2 hour  drain and then sauteed in garlic and 3 tablespoons of olive oil) cooled

4 links of loose sausage sliced and sauteed

2 teaspoons additional minced garlic

2 cups mozzarella shredded

4 tablespoons grating cheese

extra virgin olive oil

optional: 2 tablespoons marsala wine and 1/4 cup sliced mushrooms

In non stick pan add 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, add sausage, saute for 4 minutes, drain sausage oil out add the garlic for 1 minute and stir together. In the same pan, add 2 tablespoon of Marsala wine if using and mushrooms, stir in cooked broccoli rabe, mix everything together 

 Stretch out dough with floured hands, rest for around two minutes to a 12 x 8 x 1/4 inch rectangle. Evenly spread on the dough broccoli rabe mixture, add mozzarella and grating cheese on top. Roll up like a jelly roll tight, pinching both ends together to seal. Place on oiled sheet of foil with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then onto a cookie sheet and bake on a 400 degree oven till browned around 40 minutes.

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  1. This looks absolutely wonderful my friend! This looks more like a Stromboli than Calzone but then again, I don't know all of the Italian terminology for recipes.

    Gorgeous job once again!

    I just downloaded SKYPE on my computer this morning. I still need a microphone and camera. You would be a great one to talk real time to!

    Keep up the great work!

    Paulette Le Pore Motzko

  2. This reminds me of stromboli I think it's called. I used to make it often for my boys but haven't made one in a long while. Yours looks magnificent!

  3. I love broccoli rabe; the more garlic the better! Wrapping it up with sausage and mushrooms in a calzone? Fantastic combination!

  4. Wow, this stuffed roll sounds amazing with broccoli rabe and sausage, yum!

  5. great recipe,claudia!looks so yummy!

  6. What a special recipe and Calzone… I'd like to try it this weekend if I can.



  7. Wow, so want to make this. Great way to get some veggies into Alex. Do you think I could make it with just regular red wine or does it have to be marsala?

  8. Yum...dip it into some good sauce and call me happy! This looks great.

  9. I don't know if I've ever had Broccoli Rabe (or if I can find it where I live) Would this work with spinach? I love this idea though and want to give it a try!

  10. Broccoli rabe and sausage is a classic Italian combination, irresistible recipe!

  11. @mytotallyinspiredpc its a roll :)
    @denise thanks so much!
    @table talk glad you like it with your talents~
    @5starfoodie thanks so much!
    @alison thanks
    @ruth red wine no problem thanks ruth
    @gera great let me know how you like it!
    @mymansbelly sauce great idea!thanks
    @rochelle spinach is a great sub if I cant find broccoli rabe use it all the time! thanks
    @tania thanks your a doll!

  12. this is my kind of eating girl, love the ingredients and would love a big 'ol piece of it

  13. What a good idea! What a great idea! Wait! Fantastic idea! I need to get some rapini today.

  14. You know how I love those veggies! My husband will have the sausage and I'll have the veggie version. Mouthwatering!

  15. Bread + things stuffed in bread = My idea of heaven. Oh yes.

  16. How lovely! LOVE broccoli rabe and with such a wonderful flavors with the cheese and the sausage and even on toast....HEAVENLY!!!

    I want to bite into that now ;)

    Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  17. Oh! This stuffed bread looks delicious, it sure makes a great meal :-)

  18. Hey Claudia, I'm finally getting back after that traveling wedding weekend! I'm making stromboli tomorrow night. I have some greens and sausage in the freezer, will be trying this out, it sounds great.

  19. The only real difference between a calzone and a stromboli is that one is folded over into a big pocket, and the other is rolled, so it really doesn't matter what you choose to call it- especially when it's filled with a great flavor combination like Broccoli Rabe and Sausage.

  20. This sausage roll looks fabulous! Meat, veg, cheese and bread in every bite---so yummy!


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