Restaurant Quality Broccoli Rabe with Garlic

Tender, garlicky broccoli rabe is a favorite side dish for many of us when we go out to eat.  Unfortunately, it’s often drowned in butter or oil and laden with salt and extra calories we just don’t need.  So, how can you make it at home, and equally as delicious?  Follow along and you’ll be amazed at just how easy it is, and how delicious.  You’ll be making double batches to have leftovers for lunch!


1 bunch fresh broccoli rabe

1/2 C chicken stock or broth

1 Tablespoon (1 capful) Stacey Hawkins Garlic and Spring Onion Seasoning


  1.  Add the broccoli rabe to a shallow frying pan and sprinkle with seasoning.seasoning and broccoli rabe
  2. Add the liquid and set heat to high.
  3. Let the liquid boil then reduce the heat to medium.steaming
  4. Cover with a lid and cook for 5-8 minutes, until the stems are fork tender.
  5. Remove broccoli rabe from the pan using tongs, and let it “hang” over the pan for a minute to allow excess liquid to run off.
  6. Season with salt and pepper if desired and serve hot.

Restaurant Quality Broccoli Rabe

Optavia Recipe / Lean and Green Recipe / 5 & 1 Food Counts for the Optavia & Medifast Program

1/2 cup broccoli rabe is 1 green option and 1/3 condiment

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This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guarantee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Very Well Fit. Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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