Gnocchi with Broccoli Rabe, Caramelized Garlic, and Parmesan

  • GramercyGal Posted: 09/30/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I rarely give out a five star "Outstanding" rating, but this was worthy! Fast, healthy, and inexpensive to put together - not that you would ever know it from the very first bite. It was delicious and I can't wait to have the left overs tomorrow! I didn't have to doctor it, change it, or add to it. This is definitely my new favorite weeknight meal.

  • carolfitz Posted: 04/06/09
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    The cooking time recommended for the broccoli rabe is over double what we use, so had it in the water for less than two minutes. Also used two turkey Italian sausages, parboiled, skinned, cut into coins, then rewarmed with additional sliced garlic. Made the recommended orange salad, but strained the rosemary dressing prior to serving.

  • EllenDeller Posted: 07/15/10
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    We love this recipe and have made it numerous times. I like to use white wine instead of the cooking liquid for more flavor, and like some other readers, I suggest blanching the broccoli rabe only TWO minutes. A squirt of fresh lemon over the top is a nice addition. Great with a tomato salad and crusty bread.

  • HelenefromMaine Posted: 01/17/09
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    This recipe was very quick, easy, and delicious. I was able to purchase whole wheat gnocchi, which made the recipe even healthier. I also added some chopped prosciutto. Overall, it was outstanding and I will definitely serve it again!

  • rcturner525 Posted: 01/17/12
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    This was delicious, and would have been five stars if the portion size had been more accurate! I measured out my servings with a measuring cup and still got < 3 full servings. I made two small changes. I couldn't find broccoli rabe in my grocery this time, so I used chopped fresh mustard greens. It was delicious this way! I think any winter green would be wonderful... kale, chard, whatever you can find. I do think a sturdy green is important... spinach wouldn't be as good in this dish. The other change I made was to add the juice of half a lemon at the end right before serving. This really brightened up the flavors in the dish. Even my 4 year old liked it! I served this with browned links of Beeman's Chicken sausage with Artichoke and Mozzerella. Delicious! Glad I served a meat with it... this would have been a nice light supper, but we need a little more substance in this house. But even with the sausage I felt like it was very reasonable calorie-wise. A winner!


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