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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Maria's Broccoli Rabe

Rating: 4.5 stars 235
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: 4.5 stars 158
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!

Grilled Broccoli Rabe

Rating: 5 stars 1
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.

Sicilian-Style Broccoli Rabe

Rating: 4.5 stars 11
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!

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

Rating: 4.5 stars 17
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.

Keto Smoky Chicken and Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner

Rating: 4 stars 16
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.

Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

Rating: 4 stars 22
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.

Chicken and Rapini Penne Pasta

Rating: 4 stars 1
We are trying to eat more greens in our diet, and rapini (aka broccoli rabe) is one of our favorites! Toss in some leftover rotisserie chicken and penne pasta, and you have yourself a meal!

Pasta with Broccoli Rabe (Cima di Rapa)

Rating: 5 stars 1
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.

Jan's Cavatelli with Broccoli Rabe

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
Quick, easy and definitely delicious. Spicy sausage and creamy cavatelli is tossed with tangy broccoli rabe in a delicate chicken and wine sauce. I also use gnocchi in place of the cavatelli on occasion.

Italian-Style Broccoli Rabe

Garlic, lemon, and the nutty bitterness of broccoli rabe are a wonderful combination. I'm deathly allergic to tree nuts, but this Italian side dish smelled so good the first time I encountered it, I called my doctor the next day to find out if pine nuts are actually nuts. He didn't know. I went back and ate it anyway. Turns out pine nuts are seeds, by the way.
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Italian Sausage with Broccoli Rabe
Rating: Unrated 161
"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
Rating: Unrated 19
"Great combo! Loved the tangy lemon juice and the sweet roasted red peppers - they played off each other perfectly!" – ChristinaB
Linguine with Squid and Broccoli Rabe

This is a light and easy pasta dish with a lot of flavor that is sure to impress any seafood lover. I like to serve it with fresh tomato slices on the side.