Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Parsnip Spiralized Pasta

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Broccoli rabe and spicy sausage are one of my favorite pasta dishes; this spiralized version made with parsnips in place of pasta for a hefty serving of veggies won't disappoint! If you don’t like the bitterness of broccoli rabe, broccolini or broccoli would also work in it’s place.Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Parsnip Spiralized Pasta

Broccoli rabe and spicy sausage are one of my favorite pasta dishes; this spiralized version made with parsnips in place of pasta for a hefty serving of veggies won’t disappoint! If you don’t like the bitterness of broccoli rabe, broccolini or broccoli would also work in it’s place. A quick, one-pot dish that comes together in less than 20 minutes!

Broccoli rabe and spicy sausage are one of my favorite pasta dishes; this spiralized version made with parsnips in place of pasta for a hefty serving of veggies won't disappoint! If you don’t like the bitterness of broccoli rabe, broccolini or broccoli would also work in it’s place.

I’m really excited to share the new Inspiralized cookbook, Inspiralize Everything: An Apples to Zucchini Encyclopedia of Spiralizing. Ali is the spiralizing queen, even has the best spiralizer on the market (pictured above)! When I got my hands on Ali’s new book, I didn’t know recipe to choose, they all looked so good! I wanted to use a vegetable I haven’t spiralized before and Ali suggested this dish. I don’t cook with Parsnips often, but I thought it was delicious! Perfect with the bold flavors of broccoli rabe and the spicy sausage, this dish is a winner!

The only thing I did different, I changed the serving size to three instead of four because it wasn’t enough, Ali mentioned her parsnips were much larger than mine. What a great way to enjoy parsnips, hope you enjoy!

Broccoli rabe and spicy sausage are one of my favorite pasta dishes; this spiralized version made with parsnips in place of pasta for a hefty serving of veggies won't disappoint! If you don’t like the bitterness of broccoli rabe, broccolini or broccoli would also work in it’s place.

Broccoli rabe and spicy sausage are one of my favorite pasta dishes; this spiralized parsnip version replaces pasta for a hefty serving of veggies that won't disappoint!
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Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Parsnip Pasta

265 Cals 22 Protein 25 Carbs 10 Fats
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 3 Servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Italian
If you don’t like the bitterness of broccoli rabe, broccolini or broccoli would also work in it’s place.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe, stems trimmed
  • 2 links spicy Chicken Italian Sausage, casings removed
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 parsnips, peeled and spiralized, noodles trimmed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Chop broccoli rabe into 1-inch pieces and set aside.
  • Place a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the sausage and oregano and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon 6 to 8 minutes, until browned. Transfer to a plate.
  • Add the broccoli rabe and parsnip noodles to the skillet with the garlic and red pepper flakes, then add broth and cook until the noodles are al dente, about 5 minutes.
  • Return sausage to the skillet, add the cheese and stir to combine.

Nutrition

Serving: 11/3 cups, Calories: 265kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4.5g, Cholesterol: 53mg, Sodium: 733mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 6g
WW Points Plus: 7
Keywords: Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Parsnip Pasta, Parsnip Pasta

Broccoli rabe and spicy sausage are one of my favorite pasta dishes; this spiralized version made with parsnips in place of pasta for a hefty serving of veggies won't disappoint! If you don’t like the bitterness of broccoli rabe, broccolini or broccoli would also work in it’s place. Broccoli rabe and spicy sausage are one of my favorite pasta dishes; this spiralized version made with parsnips in place of pasta for a hefty serving of veggies won't disappoint! If you don’t like the bitterness of broccoli rabe, broccolini or broccoli would also work in it’s place.

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  1. OMG! SO easy! SO delicious! I’ll be using parsnip noodles again. The flavor is slightly sweet, but the spiciness of the sauce complements them perfectly. I’m thinking Amatriciana next. Thank you so much!

  2. I just made this tonight for my family and everyone really liked it, I loved it. I will definitely make it again! I love the earthy, sweet taste of the parsnips with the spicy sausage. I am looking for new veggies instead of the same ones I always use, so this was perfect.

  3. Wonderful, did with spiral zucchini as what I had on hand and bilinski mild italian chicken sausages. also added some mini colorful tomato, and had some previously roasted delicata too. Very good, quickly done, broccoli rabe is a favorite.

  4. Would a turnip work with this? Can’t find parsnips.

  5. Can I add some frozen broccoli?

  6. I am trying this tonight. I am however going to substitute the broccoli rabe for kale. I know that its is seasonal and I just can’t find it..so Kale it is..lol!!

  7. Love this recipe! It’s my all-time favorite spiralized recipe!

  8. I don’t normally post on recipes (although I love so many of yours) but this one is AMAZING. I love how all the flavors come together- definitely a fall favorite! Since I sometimes end up over cooking the parsnips and it becomes mushy, I am going to try just chopping them up next times to see how it goes since for me, this dish is about the flavors, not whether or not the parsnips are like “pasta”. hoping this will save time from the spiralizing “fun”.

  9. I used collards instead of broccoli rabe because that’s what I had on hand. It was delicious! My husband wasn’t enthused about the idea of having parsnips, but he liked the meal, too!

  10. FYI, I accidentally got daikon instead of parsnips. Went for it anyway and it’s awesome! 

  11. Parsnips come in all shapes & sizes… any idea what yours weighed, or how many cups you ended up with? Thanks!

  12. This was super tasty! I did however accidentally buy white radishes and not parsnips but it was a very happy accident as it turned out delicious!!

  13. What I love about a recipe like this one is the unlimited potential to change it up.  I have made this twice now and we love it!  I found success in round two with putting the narrower end of of the parsnip closest to the blade of the inspiralizer.  Parsnips were delicious!  I used broccolini, extra garlic, and smoked chicken andouille sausage (husband does not care for fennel in italian sausage).  I added some white wine after cooking the sausage to gather up the browned bits.  My husband even requested a copy of the recipe to cook at the fire station.   

  14. I had such a hard time spiralizing the parsnips. I ended up just shopping them up and roasting them in the oven. Any tips to make that step easier? Thank you!

  15. I find that many of the inspiralized recipes are bland compared to the skinnytaste recipes. This recipe wasn’t a hit at our house… won’t make again 🙁

  16. My husband and I made this for Sunday night dinner, and it was delicious! We picked up some fun sausage at our local farmer’s market that had a curry flavor, so we omitted the chili flakes and parsley – but man, this was tasty. I really like parsnip noodles – they look so “right” – your eyes really get that noodley experience.

  17. I made this with ground turkey that I seasoned myself and kale instead of broccoli rabe. It was really good! This was the first time I’d tried parsnips, and I’m glad I did. I’ve been eating it for the last couple days, just heating it up in the microwave – seems to hold up pretty well.

  18. On the spiralizer what letter do you put it on for the parsnip?

  19. This looks sooo delicious! I love broccoli rabe but can’t get it where I live 🙁