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Are you looking for a tasty second? Try the turnip greens and sausage

Turnip greens and sausage

Tasty and also excellent for seasoning pasta, turnip greens and sausage, it is certainly not a dish that leaves you indifferent.

Turnip greens , also known as broccoli in some areas of Italy, are a widely used vegetable especially to season the classic orecchiette. However, it is also possible to prepare turnip greens and sausage, a second course complete with side dish that will win the favor of all diners.

If you add to this that you can use them to season pasta then you have no more excuses. Turnips and sausage are really easy to prepare but thanks to the strong flavor of the ingredients they will certainly not disappoint you. Let’s see how to prepare them together.

Turnip greens and sausage
Turnip greens and sausage

How to prepare the turnip greens and sausage recipe

  1. First, wash the turnip greens well . Then remove the hard part of the stems and keep the florets whole. Blanch everything in boiling salted water for 5 minutes.
  2. Separately, in a pan, cook the sausage cut into pieces of 2-3 cm until it is golden brown.
  3. Once the turnip greens are ready, sauté them in a pan with the oil, garlic and chilli.
  4. Add the cooked ormati sausages and cook together for a few minutes.

To use this sauce, prepare the pasta with turnip greens and sausage, we advise you to cut the sausage into slices of one centimeter or better still remove the casing and crumble it in a pan . Cooking will be faster and the flavors will blend better with the pasta. To prepare turnip greens and Calabrian sausage instead, get the tasty Calabrian sausages and follow the recipe: the result will still be excellent.

And of course we couldn’t leave you without the recipe for orecchiette with turnip tops !


Turnip greens and sausage can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days . It is advisable to heat them in a pan before consuming them.

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