Cime di rape with Italian sausage and new potatoes (receipe)

A quick weekday dinner with some of the best spring has to offer: cime di rape and new potatoes. As Italian, I felt this dish needed a traditional Italian sausage to complete it.


Cime di rape with Italian sausage and new potatoes

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cime di rape, new potatoes, sausage
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 portions


  • 2 Italian sausages up to you if you would like to get a spice sausage, one with fennel seeds, etc. Important for the full flavour of the dish is to get an Italian sausage done in the traditional way.
  • 4-6 new potatoes depending on their size
  • 2 bunches cime di rape try to get them without the flowers already on them
  • 1 bio lemon


  • Cut the sausages into small rolls and fry at medium heat on all four sides.
  • Cook the new potatoes with their skin on. Depending on their size, this will take about 5-7 minutes. Be careful not to overcook them. Once they are done, drain them and add them to the sausage. Reduce the heat in the pan.
  • Quickly blanche the cime di rape for 2-3 minutes in salted water. Drain them and also add them to the sausages and potatoes. Reduce the heat even more and let it all simmer together for 4-5 minutes. Add the juice and zest of a lemon. Once the juice has been absorbed, serve immediately.

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