Cooking my way to happiness with Rachael Ray


Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Bread Pizza

I am thrilled that tonight’s dinner only takes 15 minutes to make.  It has been difficult to try to squeeze in all these dinners that take a lot of time and effort when life gets in the way every single day.  But as I told Kayt this morning at breakfast “its your life…… don’t get to busy to live it”. 

Start tonight’s dinner by filling a deep skillet with water and bringing to a boil.  Then add the broccoli rabe and cook for about 3 or 4 minutes.  Drain well.

Brown some italian sausage and then remove from the pan.  Add EVOO and garlic to that same pan and cook a couple of minutes.  Then add red pepper flakes, a little fresh nutmeg and salt & pepper.  Stir on the broccoli rabe and turn off the heat.

Cut the  bread length wise and put it under the broiler for just a few minutes. 

Mix ricotta cheese with some milk and add fresh thyme, salt & pepper and a drizzle of EVOO. 

Layer the bread with the ricotta cheese mixture followed by the sausage, broccoli rabe, and last but not least top with provolone cheese.  Return to the broiler to melt the cheese.

Dinner took me about 45 minutes….not 15.  That is because kids were in and out, asking for this and that, phones were ringing, my needy dog needed in and out and of course I am the only one that ever hears her and I forgot to get the broccoli rabe so I did have to make a quick trip up to the store.

Still thankful I didn’t have to plan what was for dinner and everyone liked it.  I did skip the broccoli on the kid portion of the pizza just because I was feeling extra nice……actually I was just too tired to hear the complaints.

Do you think Vienna is cooking for Jake tonight?