Bowtie Noodles and Broccoli Raab

  • Yield: servings

Although raab appears related to broccoli, it actually belongs to the turnip family (the name literally translates to "top of the turnip'').


1 (8-ounce) package bowtie noodles (also called farfalle)
1 1/2tablespoons pure olive oil
1medium red onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1bunch broccoli raab, ends trimmed and discarded, leaves and florets coarsely chopped
1cup cooked kidney or navy beans*
1teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
1/2 lemon
1/2teaspoon salt


  1. 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.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 356
  • Fat 7g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 307mg
  • Carbohydrate 62g
  • Protein 14g