Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Pasta

This Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Pasta is the perfect light Italian-style dish that comes together in no time! 

Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Pasta

When I received Ali’s newest cookbook, Inspiralize Everything, in the mail, I was immediately so excited. Ali has created an awesome online resource for all things spiralized, she has her first cookbook which was fabulous, so I knew I would just love her second book! 

Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Pasta

This book is beyond gorgeous and packed with so many recipes all categorized by various vegetables. I can’t wait to make the Turkey, Spinach, and Hummus Roll Ups as a snack, and the Winter Lasagna with Butternut Squash, to name a few!

Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Pasta

I have been eying the Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Parsnip pasta, but I had summer squash from the farm leftover, so I decided to spiralize it and sub that in, and man was it delicious! I love light Italian meals that are flavorful but not super heavy!

Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Pasta

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Broccoli Rabe and Sausage PastaI highly recommend you picking up a copy of this fabulous cookbook if you love your spiralizer as much as I do!

Happy cooking!

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Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Parsnip Pasta

Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 15 min
Total Time 30 minutes

Author: Lexi
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  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe
  • 2 hot Italian sausage links, casings removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 parsnips, peeled, spiralized with blade d, noodles trimmed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  • Rinse the broccoli rabe and pat dry. Cut off most of the stems (the thickest parts). Using a vegetable peeler, pull some skin off the stems, and continue to until you hit the leaves. Chop into 1-inch pieces and set aside.
  • Place a large skillet over medium heat. When water flicked onto the skillet sizzles, add the sausage and oregano and cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, for 6 to 8 minutes or until browned and cooked through. Using tongs or a slotted spoon, transfer the sausage to a plate.
  • Immediately add the broccoli rabe, parsnip noodles, garlic, and red pepper flakes to the skillet. Season with salt and black pepper, then add the broth. Cook until the broth has reduced and the parsnip noodles are al dente, about 5 minutes.
  • Return the sausage to the skillet, add the cheese, and stir to combine. Remove from the heat and toss the ingredients to combine fully.
  • Divide among four plates, garnish with the parsley, and serve.
  • Recipe Notes

  • 1. I used 1 large summer squash instead of parsnips, so I omitted the chicken broth step!
  • 2. If you don’t like the bitterness of broccoli rabe, try parboiling it after trimming. Bring a large pot filled halfway with water to a boil, add the broccoli rabe, cook for 3 minutes, then transfer to a bowl of ice water. Otherwise, broccolini or plain broccoli are great choices with similar textures.

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    Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Pasta

    This Zucchini Noodles with Scallops is a super delicious lightened version of scallop pasta using zoodles. This quick weeknight dinner is perfect for summer time. It’s gluten-free, Paleo, and Whole30 friendly.

    Zucchini and scallopZucchini Noodles with Scallops

    This year I joined a local CSA and cannot believe it has taken me this long to get involved in one. So many of you ask how to shop and eat clean on a budget, and I highly recommend joining a local CSA to help with your shopping. For the money we spent for the 20 weeks, the amount of produce we get weekly is AMAZING. I am making all the fresh veggies with dinner. And lunch. And breakfast!

    Like this delicious Zucchini Noodles with Scallops!

    Probably one of the easiest, most delicious, light dinners around.

    Perfect for SUMMER!

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    If you have been here a while, you know I’m all about the spiralizer these days! I love pasta, so it really is the perfect way to satisfy that pasta craving- BUT WITH VEGGIES. So much yes!

    This Creamy Pesto Chicken “Pasta” is flavorful, delicious, full of good-for-you ingredients, and makes the perfect nutritious dinner for your family.

    Creamy Pesto Chicken "Pasta"

    This weekend was kind of relaxed. We laid low and managed to have a fun-filled day of registering *gasps* for our wedding!  We binge-watched The Jinx (a new HBO Documentary short series), and I met my girlfriends for brunch yesterday.  A nice relaxing weekend for busy week ahead! Cooking for Passover, heading to NY, taking care of wedding stuff, blog work, gym time, and so much more. Busy busy busy. That’s why I need to fuel up with dinners like this.

    Protein, good-for-you fats… the works!

    Creamy Pesto Pasta | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    Creamy Pesto Pasta | Lexi's Clean Kitchen


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    Creamy Pesto Chicken "Pasta"

    Creamy Pesto Pasta | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    What is your favorite type of pasta dish? How do you fuel your mind & body for busy weeks?

    Creamy Pesto Chicken “Pasta”

    So… March is here!! I think I can speak for all of us when I say I am ready to say good-bye to the Winter and welcome Spring with open arms (and pray that the cold is past us and that I didn’t just jinx it). 

    You’re going to love this Vodka Sauce. Serve it over zucchini linguine and watch it quickly become a staple in your house. A dairy-free creamy vodka sauce loaded with crispy prosciutto, shallots, basil, and garlic. It is heaven.

    Creamy 'Pasta' Alla Vodka

    My blogging girlfriends and I are back with another collaborative post for you! This month it is all about the SPIRALIZER aka spiraled veggies turned into healthy spiralized meals! There are a few reasons why I love the spiralizer. One because it makes the perfect alternative for linguine/noodles, and two because you can literally spiralize SO. MANY. VEGGIES. 

    It’s amazing. Really.

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     Lets get right to it!

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    Chicken Pho with Zucchini Noodles from Davida of The Healthy Maven


    Paleo Pad Thai from Kelly of Nosh and Nourish


    Garlic Sriracha Hash Browns with Baked Eggs from Lee of Fit Foodie Finds

    Sweet Potato Noodles with Orange Beef from Taylor of Food Faith Fitness


    And now I bring you, my Creamy ‘Pasta’ Alla Vodka! I think of childhood when I think of vodka sauce. One of my best friends and I always used to order it before our weekly art classes. The rich creamy sauce over pasta. Nothing better! I bring you a dairy-free creamy vodka sauce loaded with crispy prosciutto, shallots, basil, and garlic. Mike asked tonight if we can have it again for dinner tomorrow! Serve it over zucchini linguine for the perfect dinner!

    It is the perfect pasta alternative of your favorite classic dish, made guilt-free!


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    How do you spiralize? What is your favorite spiralizer dish?


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    Creamy 'Pasta' Alla Vodka

    Prep Time 10 min
    Cook Time 45 min
    Total Time 55 minutes

    Author: Lexi
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      Vodka Sauce

      Everything else


    • In a skillet heat oil/butter with garlic cloves, onion, and shallot
    • Let cook for 2-4 minutes then add in your chopped prosciutto
    • Let cook for 4-7 minutes until prosciutto is crispy and onions are cooked down
    • Add in tomatoes and vodka, mix, and let simmer for 10 minutes until vodka reduces
    • Add in coconut milk and seasoning
    • Bring to a boil then reduce heat and let simmer for 25 minutes
    • Taste and adjust spices as desired
    • Serve over spiralized zucchini- spiralize zucchini and toss in a skillet with 1 tbsp oil for 4-5 minutes, tossing often
    • Optional: garnish with fresh grated parmesan cheese and add grilled chicken if desired

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      Creamy ‘Pasta’ Alla Vodka

      This Cajun Garlic Shrimp Paleo Noodles recipe is the perfect 20 minute meal! Whole30-compliant, easy, and delicious with a little kick of spice!

      bowls of paleo shrimp recipesCajun Garlic Shrimp Paleo Noodles

      This simple weeknight dinner isn’t complicated, but tastes absolutely fantastic! Using only a handful of ingredients this easy Paleo Noodle Bowl has tons of veggies and cajun garlic shrimp with a little bit of a kick.

      Now, because this is paleo, there aren’t actually any noodles in this recipe. Instead I use zucchini noodles.  I love my spiralizer. I use it at least once of week and usually don’t stray far from my beloved zucchini linguine. And it works perfect here as gluten free noodles!

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      Ingredients Needed


      Cajun Garlic Shrimp Noodle Bowls

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      Cajun Garlic Shrimp Noodle Bowls

      Yield 2
      Prep Time 5 min
      Cook Time 15 min
      Total Time 20 minutes

      Author: Lexi
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      • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
      • 3 tablespoons grass-fed butter
      • 10-20 jumbo shrimps, detailed

      Cajun seasoning



      1. Spiralize your zucchini using a spiralizer or even a mandolin will work, set aside
      2. Combine cajun seasoning in a bowl and toss with shrimp
      3. Heat butter and garlic in a pan over medium-high heat.
      4. Add in red pepper and onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
      5. Add in cajun shrimp and let cook until opaque.
      6. In a separate pan heat remaining tbsp of butter and lightly sauté zucchini noodles for 3 minutes.
      7. Place zucchini noodles in a bowl and top with garlic cajun shrimp and veggie mixture.
      8. Taste and add salt and seasoning as desired.


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