Cheesy Broccoli Rabe (Rapini con Cacio e Pepe)

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, March 25, 2016

Aired March 25, 2016

Serves 6-8

2 medium heads rapini/broccoli rabe, trimmed
1/4 cup EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon coarse black pepper
1 cup Pecorino cheese, freshly shredded


Heat a few inches of water in a deep skillet. Add salt and cook rapini about 3 minutes. Cold-shock, drain and dry. 

Heat EVOO over medium heat with garlic to infuse the oil. Remove the cloves and add pepper to heat in oil. Raise heat a bit to medium-high, add rapini and cook to crisp at edges, 3-4 minutes. Top rapini with lots of cheese and serve.