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Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Risotto

This Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Risotto is a delicious one-pot meal with fantastic flavor! #LagostinaRisottoRecipe

We are very excited to be partnering with Lagostina to tell you all about their fantastic Risotto Pot. And better yet – Lagostina is giving one lucky A Family Feast reader the chance to win a risotto pot of their very own! The details – plus a fantastic Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Risotto recipe are below. #LagostinaRisottoRecipe

Risotto – of any kind – holds a near and dear place in my heart because it’s a dish that made my husband Jack fall in love with me! (You can read that story here. 🙂 )

So we were thrilled when Lagostina gifted us with a gorgeous risotto pot (aka “a risottiera”) to test out at home. I have to admit, I never knew that there was cookware specifically designed for making a risotto – and this classic Italian stainless-steel pan is one gorgeous and functional addition to our cookware collection!

This Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Risotto is a delicious one-pot meal with fantastic flavor! #LagostinaRisottoRecipe

The Lagostina Risotto Pot is handcrafted in Italy and designed with a low, wide profile that speeds evaporation while cooking risotto, and also reduces fatigue while stirring.

This Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Risotto is a delicious one-pot meal with fantastic flavor! #LagostinaRisottoRecipe

It has a beautiful mirror polish, stainless steel finish and a cherry wood lid that also doubles as a trivet for tabletop serving.

This Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Risotto is a delicious one-pot meal with fantastic flavor! #LagostinaRisottoRecipe

Our Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Risotto turned out perfectly in our Lagostina Risotto Pot! The bonded aluminum and stainless-steel core ensures precise heating as we first sautéed our garlic, sausage and broccoli rabe…

Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Risotto - A Family Feast

…and the multi-layer design of the pot optimally distributes heat across the entire dish while we sautéed our rice with onions, and simmered the grains in wine and broth until tender.

Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Risotto - A Family Feast

Now – a little more about our Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Risotto!

This Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Risotto is a delicious one-pot meal with fantastic flavor! #LagostinaRisottoRecipe

Broccoli Rabe (sometimes also called rapini) is a popular Italian vegetable that resembles a slender, leafy broccoli and Fall through Spring is the perfect time of year to cook with this vegetable. Look for small, young, tender bunches of broccoli rabe – larger, more mature broccoli rabe can have a bitter flavor.

This Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Risotto is a delicious one-pot meal with fantastic flavor! #LagostinaRisottoRecipe

The bold, slightly nutty flavor of the broccoli rabe against the spicy, sweet Italian sausage and the creamy, cheesy risotto is absolutely wonderful – and this flavor combination is one of my favorites and we think you’ll love this Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Risotto too.

This Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Risotto is a delicious one-pot meal with fantastic flavor! #LagostinaRisottoRecipe

The Lagostina Risotteria has a retail price of $199.95 and is available at Bed Bath & Beyond, Williams-Sonoma and specialty retailers nationwide. For more information, visit Lagostina.

 We’re also thrilled that Lagostina is giving one lucky A Family Feast reader the chance to win a Risotteria for your own kitchen!

For your chance to win*, leave a comment below by 11:59 pm on Sunday, December 13, 2015 and tell us what risotto recipe you would make first in the Lagostina Risotteria?

 *Giveaway Terms & Conditions:  Open to anyone 18 years of age or older with a valid US shipping address in the 50 United States or District of Columbia (No P.O. Boxes please!) Winner will be randomly selected via on December 14, 2015. Winner will be contacted via email so please be sure to enter using a valid email address where we can reach you. Winner will have 24 hours to respond and confirm their shipping address, otherwise a new winner will be selected and so on.

Please note that comments are moderated so if you don’t see your comment immediately publish, don’t worry – we have received it!  Duplicate entries will be deleted.


Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Risotto

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped or sliced fresh garlic
  • 1 pound good quality lean sweet Italian sausage, removed from casing
  • ¾ pound fresh broccoli rabe, stems sliced into small, thin pieces and rest coarsely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 cup sweet onion such as Vidalia, diced
  • 1½ cups Arborio rice
  • ½ cup white wine, such as chardonnay
  • 5 cups vegetable stock, plus more as needed
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated, plus more for serving
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place a four quart heavy-bottomed pot such as this Lagastina Risotto Pot, over a burner and add 3 tablespoons of oil. Bring the heat to medium and once the oil is hot, add garlic.
  2. Sauté garlic for 30 seconds and add sausage meat. Break up meat as it cooks, about five minutes.
  3. Add broccoli rabe and stir and cook for 3-5 minutes or until tender but still a little crisp.
  4. Remove from heat and pour entire contents into a bowl and set aside. Note…If you purchased good quality sausage, there should only be a small amount of fat left after cooking. This will be added back into finished dish later in this recipe. However if your sausage has a high fat content, you may want to drain off some of the fat.
  5. Add the remaining oil along with three tablespoons of the butter and heat over medium heat.
  6. Once hot, add onions and sauté until translucent, about four minutes.
  7. Add rice and stir to coat and cook for one minute.
  8. Add wine and cook until all of the wine has evaporated, about 2-3 minutes. Immediately add one half cup of stock. Cook and stir this until almost all of this first half cup of stock is gone. Then keep adding one half cup of stock at a time, letting it absorb into the rice before adding the next. After about 15-20 minutes, you should have all the stock in and the texture of the rice should be cooked but just slightly chewy. The cooking time will vary depending on how hot your burner is, the quality of the rice, etc. After 12-15 minutes, check texture and adjust remaining cooking time based on the doneness.
  9. Turn off burner and stir in the reserved sausage and broccoli rabe mixture.
  10. Cut the remaining tablespoon of butter into pieces and dot the top of the rice. Sprinkle on the half cup of Parmesan but do not stir. Cover and let sit untouched for five minutes.
  11. Remove lid, fluff and serve with additional Parmesan cheese.
  12. Note: Depending on the brand of sausage you buy, you may or may not need additional salt and pepper. Taste once finished and adjust seasoning as needed.

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This Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Risotto is a delicious one-pot meal with fantastic flavor! #LagostinaRisottoRecipe


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  1. Kathleen Fowler :

    I have a wonderful shrimp and scallops risotto that is a hit every time I make and I’m sure it would even be better with the correct cookware! Thank you for the chance to win.

  2. I would have it make you Mushroom Rositto recipe, I love the favor og this combo.

  3. I’d make a champagne risotto to celebrate the holiday season!

  4. I would definitely make the sassage and broccoli rabe risotto in the Lagostina Risotto pot!

  5. I’ve already made the Mushroom Risotto from A Family Feast (oh my yum!), so I’m going for the Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Risotto next.

  6. Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Risotto looks amazing!

  7. Yummy, this sounds wonderful! I love broccoli rabe and sausage always adds such an element of comfort to everything. And that IS a gorgeous risotto pan!!

  8. I have never had risotto. I would love to try it for the first time after making it in thks beautiful pot. I think I would try the lemon asparagus risotto first. It looks so yummy, you can almost smell the lemon just looking at the picture. Thank you for the chance to win this pot.

  9. Oh my gosh- risotto is basically my favorite food of all time! It also holds a special place in my heart. I would make a wild mushroom risotta! Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Hi! Just started following on Instagram and love all the posts and recipes. Can’t wait to trying them. If I were to get a Risottoria I would want to try a mushroom risotto first. I love the combo of mushrooms and creaminess 🙂

  11. Elaine Kraepel :

    I would definitely make your Sausage and Broccoli Rabe risotto because it sounds delicious and I can’t wait to try it. I would garish it with some grilled, halved cherry tomatoes!

  12. Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Risotto of course!!! It looks delicious!!!

  13. My first recipe to try in this pot would mushroom risotto.

  14. I would like to cook the sweet potato

  15. Debbie Wheeler :

    I will make the Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Risotto. Risotto is my go to meal since having to go gluten free. I lived on Risotto while visiting Italy last year.

  16. /what a gorgeous pot! I had no idea that there was a specific pot for risotto, either. I was just introduced to this brand this week and I’m loving what I’ve seen so far. If I were to win this pot, I would make an amazing seafood risotto!

  17. I would make some risotto.

  18. Holden Humphreys :

    I’ll try my hand at the sausage and broccoli rabe recipe you posted!

  19. Your recipe for Sausage and brocollit rabe risotto up there looks pretty tasty so I think I’d try that first!

  20. The first risotto recipe I would make in the gorgeous risotto pot would be the sausage and broccoli rabe risotto!

  21. If I had that beautiful pot, I would begin with garlic/Parmesan risotto!

  22. Who knew that existed!! Wow. I have Risotto with Butternut Squash I have earmarked to make (even got the ingredients) but I am soooo hesitant to try risotto. Silly! Thank you! (Oh, and I love your risotto love story 🙂 )

  23. Theda Williams :

    I have never cooked risotto before but this recipe caught my eye. I would like to try it. thanks

  24. Nancy Robinson :

    If I would win I would fix all your Risotto recipes starting with your Butternut Squash Risotto

  25. I would make a mushroom Risotto.

  26. I like to make a lobsert risotto for my family.

  27. I never knew there was such a thing as a risotto pot either. Now I HAVE to have one. It’s so pretty! I love risotto but don’t know which kind I would make first if I won. Maybe this recipe. It sounds yummy!

  28. Definitely the Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Risotto – yum!

  29. Debbi Wellenstein :

    I would start out by making your wonderful mushroom risotto.

  30. Mushroom and Peas Risotto, finished with parmesan cheese (since my son puts it on everything!)

  31. mushroom risotto.

  32. Darla Hurlock :

    Lemon asparagus risotto would be the dish I’d make…delicious!

  33. I make a delicious seafood risotto that my husband loves! I would love to try it in this pan!

  34. I love risotto and I love finding new flavors to make! I want to just want that straight out of the pot!

  35. If I had a Risotto pot, I would love to try the Broccoli and Rabe Risotto! The pot itself looks gorgeous as well.

  36. The butternut squash risotto for sure! ‘Tis the season for squashes.

  37. Stephanie Liske :

    I would like to make a Gourmet Mushroom Risotto.

  38. I would make the Butternut Squash Risotto

  39. I would make the Sweet Potato Risotto…Thank you for this contest and wishing you the happiest
    of holidays.

  40. The Red Mullets with Asparagus looks really good.

  41. Danielle Marie :

    i would make something like a paella with saffron. so a saffron rissoto with shrimp!

  42. i want to make the mushroom risotto, it sounds delicious

  43. I would like the Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Risotto

  44. I’d definitely try the sausage and broccoli rabe recipe! I’m a vegetarian though, so I’d use a faux sausage like Boca or Morning Star. Yum! Looks so delicious. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  45. I would make the Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Risotto. It just looks so good!

  46. I would try your recipe for Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Risotto.

  47. I would make a simple Parmesan and baby pea risotto recipe first in the Lagostina Risotteria

  48. I love creamy risotto with spicy cajun sausage and chicken filets. (Although I am going to add brocooli next time I make it!)

  49. I would make my favorite Three Cheese Risotto.

  50. I would make the Butternut Squash Risotto first. It looks tasty.

  51. I would make Butternut Squash Risotto

  52. I would make the Mushroom Risotto. It looks delicious.

  53. Thank You for the giveaway…my wife has a bacon & peas risotto recipe that she loves to make for a quick dinner !

  54. Risotto is amazing! If I were to win, I would try the mushroom risotto first.

  55. I would make the sweet potato risotto.

  56. I make vegetable seafood risotto