Broccoli Rabe Parmigiano

Atkins Broccoli Rabe Parmigiano
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Style: Italian
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1









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  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 clove Garlic
  • 0.25 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 lb Broccoli
  • 0.25 cup Tap Water
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Peel
  • 0.13 tsp Salt
  • 0.13 tsp Black Pepper
  • 0.5 cup Parmesan Cheese (Grated)


Broccoli rabe has 6- to 9-inch stalks and scattered clusters of tiny broccoli-like buds. It has a more bitter taste than its more familiar cousin. It takes beautifully to sautéing or braising. Feel free to substitute broccoli in this recipe if you prefer. Cut a 2-pound head of broccoli into small florets, then peel the stems and cut in 1/2-inch pieces.

  1. In a large, deep skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and pepper flakes; sauté 30 seconds.
  2. Add broccoli rabe, water, lemon juice and lemon zest; mix well. Cover skillet and cook over medium heat 8 minutes or until broccoli rabe is crisp-tender.
  3. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with Parmesan.

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In the Atkins Nutritional Approach®, the Net Atkins Count™ is calculated by subtracting the number of grams of fibre and sugar alcohols (also known as polyols) from the total grams of carbohydrates in whole foods. This reflects the idea that fibre and sugar alcohols minimally impacts blood sugar levels at the doses present in the products.