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Pasta with Broccoli Rabe

27 Reviews
64% would make this recipe again

Short pasta with broccoli rabe in a garlic sauce.

Southern Italians are particularly fond of broccoli rabe, a vegetable related to both the cabbage and turnip family. To reduce its bitterness, it is important to boil it in a large quantity of water.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 10 min
400 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Heart-healthy

Ingredients

220 g broccoli rabe
160 g pipe rigate 2 1/2 cups
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil 23 mL
1 1/2 clove garlic, minced or pressed
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated 6 g
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

Keep the serving plates in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.

Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.

Method

  1. Prepare the broccoli rabe: remove any tough portions of the stalks and wash well. Blanch in a pot with plenty of salted water about 4-5 min, then drain. Cut the broccoli rabe into chunks and set them aside, keeping them warm.
  2. To save time, the rest of the sauce preparation and pasta cooking can be done at the same time. Cook the pasta.
  3. In the meantime, heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Gently sauté the minced or pressed garlic 1-2 min, with stirring, until soft without letting it burn. Add the drained broccoli rabe and season with pepper.
  4. Pour the drained pasta into the pan and mix with the seasoned broccoli rabe. Adjust the seasoning, add the grated parmesan, then serve in the warmed dishes.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (310g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

400

Fat

10 g

15 %

Saturated 1.7 g
+ Trans 0 g

8 %

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

310 mg

13 %

Carbohydrate

63 g

21 %

Fibre

6 g

23 %

Sugars

2 g

Protein

15 g

Vitamin A

50 %

Vitamin C

53 %

Calcium

14 %

Iron

16 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 ¼ servings
Grain Products : 2 ¾ servings
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Free  :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat
Low  :
Cholesterol, Saturated Fat
Source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2
Good source of  :
Fibre, Iron, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Zinc
Excellent source of  :
Folacin, Magnesium, Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Diet-related health claims  :
Heart-healthy

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 4
Vegetables 0
Meat and Alternatives 0
Fats 1 ½

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27 Reviews (24 with rating only ) 64% would make this recipe again
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GiftedDesigns
february 23, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Quick and easy if a tiny bit bland. Next time, I'll chop the rabe in advance...I think it'll blend better. I'll also add more spices.

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MilkyDay
january 20, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Our first experience with broccoli rabe. Excellent.

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isabelbrinck
april 04, 2009

Even though I boiled the rabe in lots of water, it was still quite bitter at times, and the garlic didn't help balance that. I added mushrooms to this recipe.

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GiftedDesigns
february 23, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Quick and easy if a tiny bit bland. Next time, I'll chop the rabe in advance...I think it'll blend better. I'll also add more spices.

Useful 1
MilkyDay
january 20, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Our first experience with broccoli rabe. Excellent.

Useful 0
isabelbrinck
april 04, 2009

Even though I boiled the rabe in lots of water, it was still quite bitter at times, and the garlic didn't help balance that. I added mushrooms to this recipe.

Useful 0