Sunday, January 26, 2014


I simply have to share this pasta dish…I would be over run with guilt if I didn’t.



Broccoli Rabe, coarsely chopped, stems discarded
Penne pasta
White mushrooms, sliced
Olive oil
Red pepper flakes


Cook the mushrooms in olive oil over high heat with a sprinkling of red pepper flakest until all the liquid they release is cooked off and they begin to brown.  Remove from heat and set aside.

Bring a large pot of water to boil, add salt, and blanch the Broccoli Rabef for about 3-4 minutes, while heating the garlic in olive oil over med-low heat.   Add the Broccoli Rabe and cook over low heat while the pasta is cooking in the water used for the Broccoli Rabe.

Add the pasta and the mushrooms to the Broccoli Rabe and mix well.  Serve with grade Gran Padana cheese.


This was over the top.  One of the best pasta dishes I’ve served in a long time, simple to prepare, and it’s good for you.

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