Radish & Broccoli Rabe Pasta

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Today is most definitely a double (or triple) Venti coffee kind of days. I don’t know why, but I can’t get my shit together this week. I’m tired, grumpy, fatigued and lazy. I’m sure it has to do with my job, the endless slew of foster pups we bring in and a major case of post-trip depression, but it’s really making everyday life a little difficult.

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That’s why you haven’t seen more of me around these parts. I’m still alive, don’t stress – but it’s hard finding the energy to write about food lately. Not that I don’t love it – food is still my number one passion. It’s just I can’t find the words or the energy to fill a blog post.

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But you’re not here to read about that – you’re here for a recipe. Luckily I’ve got a really good one of those for you ūüôā It’s filled with things I just can’t get enough of – like radishes, pasta and broccoli rabe. I could seriously eat these things everyday and never tire of them.

broccoli rabe

Which is strange given I used to HATE radishes.¬†Honestly, it was the only vegetable I couldn’t stand for 25 years of my life. Then one day, i accidentally put them on a salad and freaking punched myself as soon as I crunched into their crisp, peppery shell. I was so in love, I bought some that very night and crunched them like an apple. My friend has also introduced me to the roasted radish dipped in butter and I’m never going back.¬†It’s honestly the most amazing combination of flavors.


Just like this pasta. It’s so easy, you can whip up any day of the week. Plus, it’s perfect with a glass (or 10) of wine on a lazy summer night. Plus, it’s just so darn pretty right? It’s the dish to make for your friends when you want to impress them but don’t have a lot of time or money. (aka me every single day).

Radish & Broccoli Rabe Pasta

radish pasta


Serves about 4.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: About 15 minutes


  • 12¬†ounces ziti noodles
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2¬†cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound broccoli rabe, chopped
  • 4 ounces proscuitto
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 4 teaspoons pine nuts
  • About 4 fresh radishes, sliced
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a rapid boil. Add pasta and a dash of salt. Cook until al dente about 8-10 minutes. Rinse in cold water and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and garlic; cook about 3 – 4 minutes. Add in chopped broccoli rabe. Cook on medium heat until broccoli rabe is wilted and softened, about 6-8 minutes. Add salt and pepper.
  3. Carefully chop the proscuitto. Toss the broccoli rabe with the pasta and mix with tongs. Add Parmesan cheese, proscuitto and additional salt and pepper.  Slice the turnips into thin slices.
  4. Serve pasta with a dash of pine nuts and thinly sliced turnips.

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Nutritional information per serving: 

Calories: 425
Fat: 17 grams
Carbohydrates: 69 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Protein: 20 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 12

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  1. Posted by The Food Hunter on
    Thursday, August 13th, 2015
    I love this recipe...I think I may make it this weekend.
  2. Thursday, August 13th, 2015
    That is one beautiful bowl of pasta! I love the color the radishes bring into the dish, I would have never thought to do that.
  3. Friday, August 14th, 2015
    I like radishes but have really never done anything with them but toss them in a salad. Gotta try this for sure! Hope things get better for you really soon.
  4. Friday, August 14th, 2015
    Hope your blogging slump ends soon! This pasta dish looks great and has me adding radishes to my grocery list!
  5. Friday, August 14th, 2015
    Oh we all have weeks like that! I hope next week gets better fro you. Love this pasta dish!
  6. Posted by Susan on
    Friday, August 14th, 2015
    I really love the creativity in this pasta dish. Broccoli rabe sure is commonly found but I would never have considered radish. I bet it gives such great texture and taste.
  7. Posted by Kim Beaulieu on
    Sunday, August 16th, 2015
    My mom was a radish fanatic, she cut them in half & sprinkled a bit of salt on them. Still my favourite way to nosh on them. I'm totally trying this out though. Looks amazing. Plus broccoli rabe is my jam.
  8. Sunday, August 16th, 2015
    I am not a radish fan either but I think you've convinced me to give them another try! Love this pasta and hoping the blues go away soon!
  9. Monday, August 17th, 2015
    This garden fresh pasta looks so good. I love broccoli rabe and its funny how beautiful it looks in a bouquet