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Gluten Free Broccoli Rabe and Portobello Pasta

I just discovered broccoli rabe after being on the SCD diet for 4 months.  It’s so delicious!  Here’s a recipe for you to enjoy it 🙂 Still trying to perfect it..

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound of pasta such as fusilli or penne (I used buckwheat to be gluten-free! OMIT if SCD)
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 portobello mushroom, cut in thin slices
  • 1/3 cup raw pecan, roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • olive oil
  • Grated Parmesan (LEAVE OUT for dairy free)
  • ** Adding chopped fresh sage and some dried oregano makes it tastier.
  • ** using chicken stock instead of pasta water is a better option


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Add broccoli rabe 2 minutes before pasta is done cooking. Reserve about 1/2 cup pasta water and set aside; drain pasta mixture.
  2. Add mushrooms into skillet and let sweat and brown for about 7 minutes.  Add olive oil and walnuts and cook until pecans are toasted, 3 minutes. (Optional: add about 1/2 cup of chicken stock). Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add pasta mixture; toss to combine, adding enough pasta water to create a thin sauce that coats pasta. To serve, sprinkle with Parmesan.



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This entry was posted on March 19, 2013 by in Dairy Free, Gluten-Free, meal, organic, Recipe, SCD and tagged , , , .
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