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Spicy Garlic Broccoli Rabe

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


12 servings

When it comes to carefree entertaining, you can't beat a four-ingredient recipe like this! Red pepper flakes add just the right amount of spice to colorful broccoli rabe. —Clara Coulson Minney, Washington Court House, Ohio
Spicy Garlic Broccoli Rabe Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3-1/2 pounds broccoli rabe
  • 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Fill a Dutch oven two-thirds full with water; bring to a boil. Trim ½ in. from broccoli rabe stems; discard any coarse or damaged leaves. Rinse broccoli rabe in cold water and cut into 2-in. pieces. Add to boiling water. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until crisp-tender, 1-2 minutes. Drain.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook garlic in oil for 1 minute. Add pepper flakes; cook and stir 30 seconds longer. Add broccoli rabe and salt; heat through.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 51 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 241mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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