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Pasta with Rapini, Toasted Garlic, Bread Crumbs and Parmesan

Pasta with Rapini, Toasted Garlic, Bread Crumbs and Parmesan Pasta with Rapini, Toasted Garlic, Bread Crumbs and Parmesan Pasta with Rapini, Toasted Garlic, Bread Crumbs and Parmesan

Quick, easy and delicious. Made this dish for lunch earlier today, it was very tasty, and we really enjoyed it.













Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber, Low Sodium


cup olive oil
or as needed
5 cloves garlic
or to taste, peeled and slivered
1 cup bread crumbs
prefer homemade
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
or to taste
1 pound rapini (broccoli rabe)
rapini, trimmed and washed
1 pound pasta
spaghetti, linguine or other long pasta, prefer whole wheat
black pepper
freshly ground
Parmesan cheese


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Add 3 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat.

When oil is warm, cook garlic just until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

Stir in bread crumbs and cayenne pepper and cook until bread crumbs are golden, about 6 minutes or so.

Remove and set aside.

Cook rapini (broccoli rabe) in boiling water until it is soft, 3 to 4 minutes.

Remove with a slotted spoon, drain well and chop.

Cook pasta in same pot.

Meanwhile, add remaining oil to skillet over medium-low heat.

Stir in broccoli rabe and toss well, season with salt and pepper to taste.

When it is warm, stir in garlic and bread crumbs and stir well.

When pasta is done, drain it, reserving a little cooking liquid.

Toss pasta in skillet with broccoli rabe mixture; if sees dry, moisten with a little reserved liquid.

Season with more salt and black pepper.

Serve with Parmesan.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nice, simple recipe. I might recommend about half as many bread crumbs; they made the whole dish very dry, even after adding reserve liquid in excess.

7 months ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 113g (4.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 46927% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 138mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 24%
Dietary Fiber 3g 14%
Sugars g
Protein 26g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 6% Iron 20%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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