Roasted Broccoli Rabe

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe (about 1 pound), trimmed and cut into 1 ½-inch pieces (about 8 cups)

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon red-pepper flakes

  • Coarse salt

  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

  • Ricotta Crostini, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle broccoli rabe with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic and pepper flakes. Season with salt. Toss by hand, massaging oil into greens. Spread in a single layer.

  2. Roast 10 minutes. Remove from oven; toss with sesame oil. Return to oven and cook until just tender and leaves are crisp, about 5 minutes more. Serve warm or at room temperature, atop crostini or as a side dish.

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