Broccoli Rabe Parmigiano Recipe

Atkins Broccoli Rabe Parmigiano
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Moderate
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  • 0 1/4 cup Tap Water
  • 0 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese (Grated)
  • 2 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 2 lb BROCCOLI Target Stores
  • 0 1/8 tsp BLACK PEPPER Finlay Extracts & Ingredients USA, Inc.
  • 2 clove GARLIC Iberia Foods Corporation
  • 0 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 0 1/8 tsp SALT Morton Salt, Inc.
  • 2 tablespoon EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL Salov North America Corp.
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice


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 minced 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.

Cooking Tip

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