Rapini-Walnut Macaroni8 Reviews
- Prep: 10 min
- Cook: 20 min
- Ready In: 30 min
“Delicious vegetarian pasta recipe. My kids even love it! It's quick and easy...I discovered it by throwing together things I happened to have in my kitchen.” - by niki
Original recipe yields 4 servings
- Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the broccoli rabe, and cook until just tender, about 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon, and set aside. Return the water to a boil, and stir in the macaroni. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
- While the pasta is cooking, cook and stir the walnut halves in a skillet over medium heat until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Set the walnuts aside, add the olive oil, and reduce heat to low. Stir in the garlic, and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Stir in the broccoli rabe, and cook 3 minutes to reheat. Season to taste with salt and black pepper, then stir in the drained pasta and walnuts. Toss with Parmesan cheese before serving.
Amount Per Serving (4 total)
- 460 cal
- 23.5 g
- 48.3 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (8)Rate This Recipe
"Awesome!!! This is definitely the recipe to try for rapini-beginners (it was my first attempt to cook with it) - you will be won over! Now I did tweak the recipe a bit by adding a large, diced onion ..." See moreinto the mix with the garlic and let it caramelize a bit... the sugary, sticky onion bits are a fantastic complement to the slightly bitter rapini. I also added a healthy splash of cream towards the end (my rapini was starting to look a little dry) which made a nice 'sauce' that covered the pasta and brought the everything together. I know this is a vegetarian dish but next time I will also crumble some bacon bits on top...drooling already.... Thanks for sharing, niki!!!"
"Really simple, really yummy! Great way to use rapini. Sounded too simple....but it was excellent. My husband & daughter loved it too!..." See more"
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