Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Potatoes

Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Potatoes

Difficulty: Beginner Cook Time 45 min Total Time 45 mins
Servings: 6
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Try this tasty and healthy broccoli rabe recipe as a side dish. Enjoy it with chicken, meat, or fish.



  1. In a saucepan, combine the potatoes with enough cold water to cover and bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. When cool enough to handle, peel the skin from the potatoes, cut them lengthwise into quarters, and then cut crosswise into medium-thin slices. Set aside and let them cool.

  2. Detach the stems from the tops of the vegetable. Using a small, sharp knife, peel the skin from the thicker lower stalks of the broccoli rabe and cut them into approximately 2-inch lengths.

  3. Fill a large pot with plenty of water to cover the broccoli rabe and bring to a rolling boil. Add the peeled stems along with the salt, cover partially, and cook over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Now add the florets and cook them together with the stems until the vegetable is tender but not mushy, 3 to 4 minutes more. Drain the greens, reserving a little of the cooking liquid, and set it aside separately.

  4. In a nonstick skillet, warm the olive oil over low heat and add the garlic. Sauté over medium heat until the garlic is nicely softened but not colored, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a side dish.

  5. Raise the heat to medium-high and add the cooked potatoes. Sauté until they are golden and crispy all over, about 12 minutes, then transfer to another side dish.

  6. Warm the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-low heat, return the broccoli rabe and the garlic cloves to the pan. Sauté until the greens are nicely coated with the olive oil and the garlic and heated through, about 3 minutes; if they appear a little dry, add a little of the reserved cooking water as needed.

  7. Return the potatoes to the skillet and toss them all together. Adjust for seasoning and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 223kcal
Calories from Fat kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g19%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 243mg11%
Potassium 780mg23%
Total Carbohydrate 25g9%
Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g10%

Vitamin A IU
Vitamin C 68.98 mg
Calcium 10.99 mg
Iron 11 mg
Vitamin D 0 IU
Vitamin E IU
Vitamin K mcg
Thiamin mg
Riboflavin mg
Niacin mg
Vitamin B6 mg
Folate mcg
Vitamin B12 mcg
Biotin mcg
Pantothenic Acid mg
Phosphorus mg
Iodine g
Magnesium mmol
Zinc mcg
Selenium mg
Copper mg
Manganese mg
Chromium mcg
Molybdenum mg
Chloride mmol

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Average cost of recipe per serving: $0.52

Note: The costs are an estimated calculation and are subject to variation depending on the time of year and your location.

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Keywords: Broccoli, Potatoes, Garlic, Olive Oil

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