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Before we get to the recipes, there are some things you need to know about broccoli rabe. First of all, it’s chewy, just a little bitter and absolutely delicious. It’s also packed with all the nutrients that dark green cruciferous veggies are famous for: iron, potassium, calcium and all that good stuff. Plus, it’s versatile, visually attractive and it’s available throughout the fall to play around with in the kitchen. Grab a nice, big bunch at the farmers market or your local supermarket and try one (or all) of these broccoli rabe recipes before this vegetable’s no longer seasonal.

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1. Skillet Gnocchi with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

All you need is half an hour and a single skillet to execute this super-comforting weeknight gnocchi recipe.

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2. Curry Noodles with Broccoli Rabe and Purple Cabbage

Zesty and creamy coconut sauce mixes with two distinct and colorful vegetables in this easy noodle dish.

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3. Broccoli Rabe with Chickpeas and Ricotta

Meatless Monday is looking pretty good with this trio of tasty ingredients that can be whipped up for a quick and satisfying meal.

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4. Broccoli Rabe and Burrata with Lemon

The longer you cook broccoli rabe, the less bitter it gets, making this sauteed rabe the perfect compiement to a tart lemon dressing and creamy burrata. 

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5. One-Pan Sausage with Broccoli Rabe and White Beans

This is maybe the easiest meal you could ever make, and it’s a breeze to double or triple the recipe to serve a crowd!

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6. Broccoli Rabe Pesto

Take advantage of the fall season and whip up a large batch of this pesto to spread onto and stir into everything.

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7. Bacon Wrapped Parmesan Broccoli Rabe

These pretty bundles are basically bouquets of bacon wrapped greens that make any entrée look (and taste) better.

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8. Crockpot Italian Chicken and Broccoli Rabe Chili

Hello, comfort in a bowl.

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9. Sweet potato gnocchi with broccoli rabe and garlic sage butter sauce

All the flavors of fall in one savory, butter-coated dish.

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10. Broccoli Rabe and Black Bean Quesadillas

Treating the broccoli rabe like kale and massaging it with olive oil preps it to be the healthiest quesadilla filling.

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11. Savory Breakfast Pan with Broccoli Rabe

Add some green to your eggs and bacon with this colorful one-pan brunch recipe.

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