Rapini on Whole Grain Spaghetti - Dietetic Directions - Dietitian and Nutritionist in Kitchener/Waterloo
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Rapini on Whole Grain Spaghetti

Rapini on Whole Grain Spaghetti

Here is a popular family dish using fresh rapini with olive oil, garlic and whole grain pasta!  This recipe is a flavourful, light and a delicious way to incorporate veggies into your pasta dish.


Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10-15 minutes



1 bunch of rapini, trimmed stems

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 package whole grain pasta

1 clove garlic, sliced

fresh ground pepper to season

pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)



  1. Clean rapini and trim off the long stems.   (I sliced the stems lengthwise so they cook in less time).
  2. Cook whole grain pasta in boiling, salted water according to package instructions.
  3. Cook rapini in boiling, salted water for 3-5 minutes or until rapini stems are tender to pierce with a fork.
  4. Drain rapini well.
  5. In a medium frying pan, heat olive oil on medium.  Cook sliced garlic until lightly brown.  Add cooked rapini to olive oil and garlic.  Heat through for 2 minutes on low.   Stir to coat the rapini with oil and garlic.
  6. Add rapini to cooked pasta.
  7. Top your rapini pasta with fresh ground pepper and red pepper flakes if you enjoy some spice!