Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Garlic – 1 ww pt

This is an excellent side dish. Some people like to discard the stems because they are bitter. I like to include them, the bold flavor is softened with the spicy red pepper flakes, garlic and oil.

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Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Garlic

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Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American


  • 2 lbs broccoli rabe
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced thin
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper


  • In a large saucepan, bring 2 quarts heavily salted water to a boil.
  • Wash broccoli rabe, cut off tough stems and remove any yellow leaves.
  • Cut broccoli rabe into 2 inch pieces.
  • Add to boiling water and cook into crisp-tender about 2 minutes.
  • Drain. Set aside.
  • Dry pan and heat over medium heat.
  • Add olive oil.
  • Add garlic and red pepper flakes.
  • Sauté until garlic turns light golden brown, about 1 minute.
  • Add broccoli rabe and toss well.
  • Cook about 4 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Points: 1 ww point