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Linguine with Broccoli Rabe & Peppers Recipe

Linguine with Broccoli Rabe & Peppers Recipe

Broccoli rabe is one of my favorite veggies. Since it cooks right with the pasta, you can multitask. Before you know it, dinner is served. —Gilda Lester, Millsboro, DE
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound broccoli rabe
  • 1 package (16 ounces) linguine
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 anchovy fillets, finely chopped, optional
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup sliced roasted sweet red peppers
  • 1/2 cup pitted Greek olives, halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese

Directions

  • 1. Cut 1/2 in. off ends of broccoli rabe; trim woody stems. Cut stems and leaves into 2-in. pieces. Cook linguine according to package directions, adding broccoli rabe during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add anchovies and garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in red peppers, olives, pepper flakes, pepper and salt.
  • 3. Add linguine and broccoli rabe to skillet; toss to combine, adding reserved pasta water as desired to moisten. Serve with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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