Broccoli Rabe Recipes

Broccoli rabe, also known as rapini, is great fried, steamed or sautéed and a pleasant addition in pastas, soups and salads. Find over 20 broccoli rabe recipes to try.

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Spicy Sausage Broccoli Rabe Parmesan

Rating: 4.28 stars
Simple, quick, inexpensive, and a little spicy. Delicious!!!

Maria's Broccoli Rabe

Rating: 4.45 stars
This is a nice side dish served with baked chicken or fish. Virtually not fattening and very healthy for you.

Italian Sausage with Farfalle and Broccoli Rabe

Rating: 4.37 stars
A beautiful two pan entree that'll please anyone who likes Italian sausage. Delicious with cheesy garlic bread and a sparkling white wine. My boyfriend and everyone in our families loves this dish!

Sicilian-Style Broccoli Rabe

Rating: 4.73 stars
This is the way broccoli rabe was meant to be cooked. This goes great with a nice steak or fish. Serve with crusty Italian bread and some good vino. The best part is dipping the crusty bread in those juices. Buon appetito!

Keto Smoky Chicken and Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner

Rating: 4.05 stars
Chicken and vegetables get a smoky makeover in this sheet pan dinner for four. These particular vegetables absorb the smoked paprika nicely and are a perfect complement to the bacon-wrapped chicken.

Fusilli with Rapini (Broccoli Rabe), Garlic, and Tomato Wine Sauce

Rating: 4.53 stars
Delicious in the spring, cut rapini before it flowers for tender greenery. Absolutely delicious and very easily adaptable for whatever's growing in your garden.

Grilled Broccoli Rabe

Rating: 5 stars
Broccoli rabe, also called rapini, is known for its slightly bitter and peppery taste. Blanching it before grilling helps tone down the bitterness. Squeeze lemon wedged over top when serving, if desired. It is excellent served alongside grilled Italian sausages and thick crusty bread.

Chorizo and Broccoli Rabe Pasta

Rating: 4.55 stars
A quick and easy dish to make. My husband is not an adventurous eater and he loved this.

Broccoli Rabe with Roasted Peppers

Rating: 4.6 stars
These are great with Italian porketta.
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Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

Rating: 3.87 stars
This is a family recipe that is quite simple and quick. Good buffet table dish. For a crowd just increase amounts of ingredients as needed. Serve on rolls or with crusty Italian Bread.

Broccoli Rabe with Portobello Mushroom

Rating: 4.5 stars
I have had complaints ( wife) about the way I used to cook broccoli rabe in oil because I use a lot of garlic and it was too heavy and oily. Check out this version - Lightly steamed broccoli rabe combined with portobello heads - niiiiiice. This recipe yields wonderful broccoli rabe in oil, combined with delicious portobellos, but since the broccoli is cooked separately it is not so heavy with oil. Really nice. Still use plenty of garlic though!!!!
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Pasta with Broccoli Rabe (Cima di Rapa)

Rating: 5 stars
This is a very popular winter dish in Italy. Broccoli rabe is sauteed then tossed with anchovies, garlic, bread crumbs and grated Pecorino Siciliano cheese. This version was given to me by a Sicilian friend. Enjoy with a nice hearty red wine and you'll be ready for any winter weather! Garnish with a little more bread crumbs and grated cheese.

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Italian Sausage with Broccoli Rabe

"This recipe was a hit! Even my picky 3 year old ate it and I can never get her to eat anything with green veggies." – truefoodie

Broccoli Rabe with Roasted Peppers

"Great combo! Loved the tangy lemon juice and the sweet roasted red peppers - they played off each other perfectly!" – ChristinaB

Italian Broccoli Rabe Grinder

Rating: 4.88 stars

A favorite Italian grinder growing up found only in fine traditional Italian restaurants.