Broccoli Rabe & Garlic Pasta Recipe
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Broccoli Rabe & Garlic Pasta Recipe

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“I created this because I needed a quick entrée with few ingredients. The garlic flavored oil makes the broccoli rabe less bitter, and with toasted garlic, it's a great dish.” —Mary Ann Lee, Clifton Park, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 12 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 1 pound broccoli rabe
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup chicken broth, divided
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 428 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 518mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. Cook linguine according to package directions. Meanwhile, trim 1/2 in. from broccoli rabe stems; discard any coarse or damaged leaves. Rinse broccoli rabe in cold water and cut into 2-in. pieces; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, saute garlic in oil for 1 minute. Add the broccoli rabe, salt, pepper, pepper flakes and 1/2 cup broth. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 3-5 minutes or until broccoli rabe is tender. Drain linguine; add to the pan. Stir in parsley and enough remaining broth to moisten the linguine. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Broccoli Rabe & Garlic Pasta in Taste of Home April/May 2009, p31

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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JJonesny User ID: 7435413 181430
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2013

"Delicious and quick"

joanietay1 User ID: 6527803 184221
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2012

"Very different & delicious!"

bethiemac User ID: 6332216 99045
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"This is really good, quick and easy. A few tips: I can never find broccoli rabe. All I can ever find is broccolini. Sometimes it's called "aspiration" ? I think the two vegetables are very similar. Also, my kids and I do not care for spicy foods, so I use 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper. Another thing...I think that 3 cloves of garlic is not enough. I use 4 fairly big cloves. Add salad, and Italian bread and you have a satisfying vegetarian meal."

grisjohnson User ID: 2782740 99044
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"I used the regular broccoli and added chicken for a little protein and my husband loved it. I doubled the amount of garlic and crushed red pepper flakes to give it a little kick."

lilgreenworm22 User ID: 1870837 184220
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2010

"Very light and tasty."

MaryThompson User ID: 831135 123299
Reviewed May. 23, 2010

"Nice side dish. I may try to use all broth & thicken next time for a creamy sauce like texture."

ddamian1 User ID: 4640981 143915
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2010

"I used broccoli and all the other ingredients listed and it was really good. The next time I think I will add the shrimp as others have suggested and I may use some cornstarch to thicken the broth."

Karen Peete User ID: 4403583 181429
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2010

"Even my picky eater kids cleaned their plate with dish."

lcauthon User ID: 541337 114044
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2010

"I substituted spinach for the rabe. My husband and I both enjoyed it."

patricia diane User ID: 3271139 143914
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2010

"Broccoli rabe really only needs olive oil,garlic, rabe and pasta. Add ons red pepper flakes, black pepper. Try Italian sausage added as cooked. Toasted pine nuts would be another great add on. chicken broth no way."

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