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Pasta with Broccoli Raab and Olives

Pasta with Broccoli Raab and Olives -
Written by SamsonLee
Pasta with Broccoli Raab and Olives -

Pasta with Broccoli Raab and Olives

Gorgeous vegetarian pasta dish full of goodness
4.64 from 22 votes
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pasta, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 482kcal



  • Cook the broccoli raab in a large pot of boiling salted water until slightly tender but still firm, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove the broccoli raab with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Add the pasta to the same water and boil until almost cooked - it should still be quite firm.
  • Drain the pasta, reserving about 1 cup (250 ml) of the cooking liquid.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over moderate heat and sauté the olives, garlic, and chili flakes for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the broccoli and cook an additional 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the drained pasta and the reserved cooking liquid and cook, stirring frequently, until the pasta is al dente and most of the liquid is absorbed, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper and garnish with pine nuts if desired.


I often serve with toasted pine nuts for an added texture.


Sodium: 1320mg | Sugar: 5g | Fiber: 7g | Potassium: 396mg | Calories: 482kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 9g | Protein: 21g | Carbohydrates: 81g