Farfalle con Broccoli Rapini ed Asiago-Farfalle with Broccoli Rabe and Asiago Cheese – is a really simple pasta dish. Truly delicious Italian comfort food that is ready in under 30 minutes!
Even the kids love this recipe. It is vegan and bursting with flavor. It comes together by sautéing onions and a little bit of garlic. Cook up the broccoli until it's still got a little crunch and finish it off with the
This pasta recipe is made with a simple broccoli sauce that begins with sautéing shallots (or onions)fresh tomatoes, and a little bit of garlic. The broccoli gets partially cooked in boiling water and then added to the fresh tomato sauce.
This is a dish we make at least twice a month. It’s another way to get our kids to eat more veggies…and that is very important.
Why we love this easy pasta recipe:
Here is why we just love this broccoli sauce...
- Simple to make – truly no-fuss, it comes together quickly!
- Vegan- totally dairy-free, if you're looking for a Meatless Monday recipe that's different, try this out.
- Kid-friendly – my kids have always been broccoli fans. If your kids like broccoli, they will love this pasta recipe!
- Gluten-free option – if you are looking to make this GF, use your favorite brand or even a chickpea pasta.
- Ingredients on hand – If you don't have rapini, you could use frozen broccoli. And if you don't have fresh tomatoes, use a can of cherry or plum tomatoes.
What ingredients are in this pasta dish?
- broccoli rabe
- garlic cloves
- extra-virgin olive oil
- Asiago cheese (or grated Parmigiano Reggiano)
- sea salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- red pepper flakes (optional)
- reserve 1/2 cup cooking water from the pasta
How to make farfalle with broccoli rapini?
Round up all the ingredients.
Start the sauce by sauteeing first the onions, garlic, and fresh tomatoes in a skillet. While you do that, boil the water and cook up the pasta.
Rinse and drain the broccoli rabe. Cut the tough ends off (about 2 inches off) and cut the other part in two more portions.
In a medium sized sauce pan, boil the broccoli rabe for about 3 minutes. In another large sauce pan, boil the pasta until al dente.
Saute the onion and garlic on medium-high heat until the onion is translucent.
Add the chopped tomatoes and sauté for about 3 minutes.
Toss in the broccoli rabe and incorporate it with the tomato mixture and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
The broccoli should be al dente.
Incorporate the drained pasta to the broccoli mixture.
Drizzle on a little more olive oil and grate on some Asiago cheese. If you feel the pasta is dry, add on the reserved pasta water.
Buon Appetito! Hope you LOVE one of our FAVORITE pasta dishes.
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Farfalle con Broccoli Rapini ed Asiago
- 1 lb broccoli rabe
- 2 garlic cloves peeled
- 1 small onion chopped
- 4 medium tomatoes chopped
- 4 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Asiago cheese to taste (or grated Parmigiano Reggiano)
- salt & pepper to taste
- red pepper flakes optional
- reserve 1/2 cup cooking water from the pasta
- Rinse and drain the broccoli rabe. Cut the tough ends off (about 2 inches off) and cut the other part in two more portions.
- In a medium sized sauce pan, boil the broccoli rabe for about 3 minutes. In another large sauce pan, boil the pasta until al dente.
- Sautee the onion and garlic on medium-high heat until the onion is translucent.
- Add the chopped tomatoes and sauté for about 3 minutes.
- Toss in the broccoli rabe and incorporate it with the tomato mixture and cook for another 2-3 minutes. The broccoli should be al dente.
- Incorporate the drained pasta to the broccoli mixture. Drizzle on a little more olive oil and grate on some Asiago cheese. If you feel the pasta is dry, add on the reserved pasta water.
Marnely Rodriguez says
Yei for more time in the kitchen with the Hubby Chef! Love the Asiago-Grater picture, gorgeous! Looks delicious!
It's beautiful! I've never heard of ManPans before. They sound awesome.
Amy @ A Little Nosh
this looks amazing! it has all of my comfort food ingredients. I'll definitely have to try it this weekend.
If it would get my kids to eat veggies, I'd make it every day!
i've heard so many great things about broccoli rabe esp. with pasta! how is it different from normal broccoli?? are there dishes that you prefer to use it in over the normal kind?
Oh yum! I just got some broccoli from my CSA...and of course their amazing pecorino romano! I may have to alter the recipe a tad to sub those in, ohhh...but I *could* throw in some swiss chard as well, then it would almost be broccoli rabe 🙂
I have cuisinart's green saute pans, and I love them. They are good up to 500 degrees I believe, and made with recycled stainless with a ceramic coating. I like the idea of using metal utensils with the manpans. I'll have to check them out!
Hester aka The Chef Doc says
This is absolutely one of my favorite dishes, too! I'm so glad you guys all got to prepare it and eat it together 🙂 Hooray for these new ManPans; I'm going to have to look into them!
Maris (In Good Taste) says
You do have one gorgeous husband! Love the pan and the delicious pasta dish you made in it!
Pretend Chef says
I love how it is a family affair. I miss being in the kitchen with my mama. Now if only I could get my toddler and guy interested in really helping out... with the dishes. Haha! This dish looks amazing. I would love a plate of this for dinner tonight. Yummy!
Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels says
Mmmm pasta this looks so good. Please come make dinner for me! 🙂
The Vanilla Bean Baker says
That pan is almost as gorgeous as the Farfelle con Broccoli Rapini ed Asiago your husband prepared, but not nearly as gorgeous as the chef hinmself 🙂
Ahhh you are such a lucky girl! I met ManPans through Rachael [fujimama] and been crushing on them ever since! You and your hubby are such a cute couple, great genetics on both sides 😉
Magic of Spice says
I love that this pan is "green" will have to look them up.
And as for the dish...major love here!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend...
Happy When Not Hungry says
What a beautiful dish!!! This looks delicious. I definitely need to try!
I'm loving your pasta, nice photos;-)
Roxana GreenGirl says
I have to look for those "Green" pans, sound great.
Yeay for the summer time and more dishes from your favorite Chef 🙂
The pasta looks amazing, thanks for sharing Lora
p.s. can't wait for the post with the cheesy polenta, I love home made polenta
Baking Serendipity says
This pasta dish looks fantastic! My favorite way to eat veggies is with pasta 🙂 And those pans sound awesome! I have a Calphalon set from my wedding and I love the non-stick but hate searching around for a special utensil, especially when I'm cooking and everything needs to happen at once! I'll definitely have to keep my eyes out for them 🙂
Love the pans - especially the design of the handle! That is one fresh and delicious pasta - you all have such fun together in the kitchen! xoxo
Sexy is a man in the kitchen, right? My husband has been making all of our meals since he stopped working (went on sabbatical!) and I so love it! And I'll be posting his recipes, too. I LOVE what Fabrizio made! Ooh light, healthy and so yummy! Great recipe, great idea!
After this glowing review, I'm definitely getting myself a ManPan for my house! Now how do I go about getting a real-life chef to come with that? 😉 That pasta dish looks the bomb, btw, and so healthy too.
I love this recipe. Some of my favorite ingredients, so fresh, and healthy. I'm glad I stopped by to look at this for the recipe and the pan. I've never heard of that pan or company and I'll check it out right now. Thanks!