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Bacon Broccoli Rabe

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • 8 oz Broccoli Rabe about 8-10 thick stalks
  • 2 strips of bacon
  • ½ onion sliced into strips
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Wash broccoli rabe florets and cut of bottom of the stalks, about ½ inch up.
  2. Bring a quart of salted water to a boil. Add broccoli rabe and return to boil. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove to a colander and rinse with cold water.
  3. In a pan, cook bacon until crispy on both sides. Reserve 1 tablespoon bacon grease in pan and set aside strips on a paper towel to remove excess grease. Crumble into bits.
  4. In pan with tablespoon of grease, add onions and cook until caramelized, or until light brown and limp.
  5. Add broccoli rabe to pan with onions and heat through. Remove to a serving dish.
  6. Top with crumbled bacon, pepper, and parmesan cheese.