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How to Cook the Best Broccoli Rabe Recipe

Broccoli Rabe, an Italian Green Vegetable with olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, great on pasta, pizza in sandwiches or a great side dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 1 bunch of broccoli rabe
  • 2 cups ice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Wash, rinse, trim about 2 inches of stems.
  • Submerge in boiling water for 4-5 minutes until soft.
  • Drain, put in ice bath to maintain bright green color.
  • Cool, drain, pat dry with paper towels.
  • Chop into one inch or less pieces.
  • Saute garlic just until softened.
  • Add in broccoli rabe.
  • Saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add red pepper flakes.
  • Season with salt and pepper.