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Broccoli Rabe & Garlic Pasta

“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


  • 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


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

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  • JJonesny
    Oct 8, 2013

    Delicious and quick

  • joanietay1
    Apr 14, 2012

    Very different & delicious!

  • bethiemac
    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.

  • kelseydolores05
    Mar 30, 2011

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  • nyckatie
    Jan 5, 2011

    No comment left

  • grisjohnson
    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
    Jul 5, 2010

    Very light and tasty.

  • MaryThompson
    May 23, 2010

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

  • ddamian1
    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
    Apr 21, 2010

    Even my picky eater kids cleaned their plate with dish.