Penne with Broccoli Rabe, Prosciutto, and Garlic

Penne with Broccoli Rabe, Prosciutto, and Garlic
Source: The Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Renee Comet.
Summary

Broccoli rabe, a cousin of broccoli, is considered a homey comfort food among the Italians. Sun-dried tomatoes and lots of garlic add so much to this fast, easy dish

  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Cook time
    15 min
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 225

  • Total Fat 5g
    • Saturated Fat 1.5g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 10mg
  • Sodium 260mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 33g
    • Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Total Sugars 4g
  • Protein 12g

Choices/Exchanges: 2 Starch, 1 Medium-fat meat

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • penne pasta (uncooked)
    8 oz
  • olive oil
    1 tbsp
  • garlic (minced)
    4 clove
  • red pepper (crushed)
    1/2 tsp
  • broccoli rabe (trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces)
    2 cup
  • tomato(es) (sliced sun-dried)
    1/2 cup
  • water
    1/2 cup
  • Parmesan cheese (freshly grated)
    2 tbsp
  • ricotta cheese (fat-free)
    1/2 cup
  • goat cheese (chevre) (soft, reduced-fat)
    1/3 cup
  • prosciutto (sliced 1/8-inch thick and diced)
    2
  • parsley (minced)
    2 tbsp
  • kosher salt, to taste
    1
  • black pepper, to taste (freshly ground)
    1
Directions

Directions

  1. Bring a pot of water to boil for the pasta. Add the pasta and cook for 10 minutes.

  2. In a sauté pan, add the olive oil and bring to medium-high heat.

  3. Add garlic, red pepper, broccoli rabe, sun-dried tomatoes, and 1/2 cup water and cook covered with a lid for 5 minutes.

  4. In a large bowl, add Parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, goat cheese, and prosciutto and mix gently. Drain the pasta and add it to the bowl. Toss with garlic, broccoli rabe, and sun-dried tomato mixture.

  5. Add parsley, salt, and pepper.

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