Italian Broccoli Rabe Sausage Roll

Sunday, July 10, 2016
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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My Totally Inspired PC said...

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

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

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!

Table Talk said...

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

5 Star Foodie said...

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

alison said...

great recipe,claudia!looks so yummy!

Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog said...

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



Ruth said...

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?

My Man's Belly said...

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

Rochelle said...

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!

Tania said...

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

pegasuslegend said...

@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!

Drick said...

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

Claudia said...

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

motherrimmy said...

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

Trix said...

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

Devaki said...

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

Juliana said...

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

redkathy said...

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.

VE said...

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.

Liz Berg said...

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

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