Broccoli Rabe with Beans and Fettuccini

Catherine Cappiello Pappas


This is guilt-free comfort food at it's best! So go ahead and indulge a little!

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5 Min
15 Min
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1 head of broccoli rabe
½ cup of water or chicken broth
4 cloves garlic – chopped
19 oz. can of red beans – drained
juice of ½ lemon
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. red pepper flakes
grated parmesan or romano cheese
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 lb. of fettuccini

How to Make Broccoli Rabe with Beans and Fettuccini


  • 1Heat a sauce pan with the olive oil, garlic, broccoli rabe, red pepper flakes and the chicken broth or water.

    Cover and let gently simmer until the broccoli is tender. When the broccoli rabe is tender,snip the broccoli rabe with a cooking scissor to make small bit sized pieces, then add the lemon juice, salt and beans and toss. Cover and turn the heat off.

    Prepare the fettuccini as directed.

    Plate the fettuccini in a large serving bowl. Top with the broccoli rabe and toss. Add a drizzle of olive oil, grating cheese and a dash of red pepper flakes.

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About Broccoli Rabe with Beans and Fettuccini

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy