You are here: Home » Recipes » Bowtie Noodles and Broccoli Raab Bowtie Noodles and Broccoli Raab Recipe by Relish Contributor Yield servings Broccoli raab appeals to all of our senses because it is both bitter and sweet, soft and crunchy and bright green and yellow. PrintEmail Although raab appears related to broccoli, it actually belongs to the turnip family (the name literally translates to "top of the turnip''). Ingredients 1 (8-ounce) package bowtie noodles (also called farfalle)1 1/2 tablespoons pure olive oil1 medium red onion, chopped3 garlic cloves, minced1 bunch broccoli raab, ends trimmed and discarded, leaves and florets coarsely chopped1 cup cooked kidney or navy beans*1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes1/2 lemon1/2 teaspoon salt Instructions Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Drain again and set aside. In a large nonstick saucepan over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add onions and saute, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes. Add garlic and continue to saute 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium-low, add raab and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until almost tender. Add beans, pasta and red pepper flakes; saute 2 minutes or until pasta is heated through. Season with lemon juice and salt. *You may use drained and rinsed canned beans or 1/2 cup dry beans that you cook. To cook dry beans, soak them in water overnight. The following day, drain and place them in a saucepan. Cover with fresh water, bring to a boil and simmer for about 1 hour until tender.