7 Reasons We Love Broccoli Rabe

An Italian staple that's best stuffed into stromboli and ravioli, blanched and sautéed, or tossed into pasta

White Bean Soup with Fennel Seeds and Broccoli Rabe
White Bean Soup with Fennel Seeds and Broccoli Rabe
This kind of luscious puréed bean soup is made all over Italy with either white or fava beans. Prepare the soup several days in advance, but sauté the broccoli rabe just before serving. Get the recipe for White Bean Soup with Fennel Seeds and Broccoli Rabe »Ryan Liebe
Broccoli Rabe, Cannellini Bean, and Ricotta Crostini
Broccoli Rabe, Cannellini Bean, and Ricotta Crostini
Crusty, garlicky toasted bread is topped with creamy ricotta, rosemary-accented beans, and spicy sautéed broccoli rabe in this quick, satisfying Italian appetizer. Get the recipe for Broccoli Rabe, Cannellini Bean, and Ricotta Crostini »Andre Baranowski
Chicken and Broccoli Rabe Stromboli
Chicken and Broccoli Rabe Stromboli
Most stromboli recipes call for pizza dough, but the secret to the crispy crust on this baked roll is Italian bread dough. Get the recipe for Chicken and Broccoli Rabe Stromboli »Ingalls Photography
Parmesan-Crusted Halibut with Broccoli Rabe and Mashed Potatoes
Parmesan-Crusted Halibut with Broccoli Rabe and Mashed Potatoes
At Pacific Way Bakery and Cafe in Astoria, Oregon, flaky cheese-crusted halibut fillets are topped with a bright parsley sauce and paired with pan-seared broccoli rabe and garlicky mashed potatoes. Get the recipe for Parmesan-Crusted Halibut with Broccoli Rabe and Mashed Potatoes »Ingalls Photography
Broccoli Rabe with Pine Nuts & Golden Raisins
Broccoli Rabe with Pine Nuts & Golden Raisins
Sweet golden raisins, red pepper flakes, and toasted pine nuts balance the bitterness of broccoli rabe. It makes an excellent accompaniment to grilled salmon, pork tenderloin, or meatballs with tomato sauce. Get the recipe for Broccoli Rabe with Pine Nuts & Golden Raisins »Signe Birck
Broccoli Rabe and Italian Sausage Fried Ravioli
Broccoli Rabe and Italian Sausage Fried Ravioli
These giant fried ravioli are filled with a cheesy mixture of broccoli rabe, sausage, and cherry peppers. Get the recipe for Broccoli Rabe and Italian Sausage Fried Ravioli »Ingalls Photography
Beef Braised with Tomatoes and Cloves
Beef Braised with Tomatoes and Cloves, Garofolato
In this classic Roman braise, lean cuts of veal or beef are slow-cooked in a tomato sauce enriched with red wine and perfumed by whole cloves. Get the recipe for Beef Braised with Tomatoes and Cloves »Andrea Wyner