Broccoli Rabe Pasta Dish — Almost Vegan

Real Estate Agent with Fairfax Realty

Broccoli Rabe Pasta experiment SUCCESS!

I had some Broccoli Rabe that I needed to use so it became a dinner experiment.


Serves 4.


1 lg bunch broccoli rabe

6 cloves roasted garlic

4 anchovies

1/2 t crushed red pepper

1 lemon zested 1/2 of it juiced other half sliced into wedges to dress individual servings

1 can 14.5 oz no salt diced tomatoes

10oz organic WW pasta I used spaghetti


Fill pasta pot with water and turn on heat, roast garlic cloves remove cool and mash, clean and chop broccoli rabe into 2-3 inch sections. Place anchovies, garlic, tomatoes, crushed red pepper, broccoli, juice from half the lemon in a large pot or deep covered skillet over medium heat and cover approx 10-12 min. Until broccoli stems pierce reasonably easily but still firm. Reduce heat to low.. when pasta water is boiling cook pasta but cook for approx 2 min less than you normally do.Try to time pasta to be cooked about the same time as the broccoli rabe is turned to low +/- a few min. Quickly drain pasta and transfer to broccoli rabe pan and toss together increase heat to medium low and cover for 2-3 min..plate with lemon wedge, garnish with lemon zest, salt, pepper nutritional yeast or parmigiano reggiano squeeze lemon wedge over pasta Buon Appetito.

I have made similar things before but the changes I made to this dish were quite tasty. Don't be afraid of the anchovies when they are cooked into a dish like this they add a wonderful back flavor. I have had many friends who balk at recipes I give them that include anchovies and so far they have all reported back they are pleasantly SHOCKED lol that it really does add something nice to some recipes.

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Comments (8)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


That really looks good, and thank you for sharing this almost vegan recipe.  Nice to see you back on Active Rain.   A

Nov 07, 2019 11:05 AM
Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE
KLSM CPA Firm, PLLC - Houston, TX
Strategic Accounting & Tax Solutions

Hi Dave - this looks easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing. 

Nov 07, 2019 11:18 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

You're making me hungry Dave! This would make for a perfect lunch.

Nov 07, 2019 02:54 PM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687

It was actually my dinner last night with a nice big salad and a glass of cabernet sauvignon 

Nov 07, 2019 03:53 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Dave Martin (703) 585-4687 thanks for the delicious broccoli rabe pasta recipe.

Nov 07, 2019 04:06 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Dave,  This looks like a healthy version of pasta.  It looks like a recipe worth trying.  I'll forward it on to my wife.

Nov 07, 2019 08:02 PM