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sauteed broccoli rabe and kale in a black skillet with lemon

Garlicky sauteed broccoli rabe and kale

Garlicky sauteed broccoli rabe and kale recipe! Healthy and simple, yet very bold and flavorful, and the perfect side dish for your holiday table or your weeknight family dinner.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword sauteed broccoli rabe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings, as a side
Calories 187 kcal
Author Trish Bozeman


  • 4 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 Tbsp minced shallot
  • 3-5 large garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • ½ bunch Andy Boy broccoli rabe, trimmed and roughly chopped (about 3 packed cups)
  • 3 cups packed stemmed and chopped lacinato kale leaves
  • ¼ of a lemon for squeezing the juice
  • salt and pepper


  1. Heat 2 Tbsp of the oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat to medium high heat. Add the shallot and sauté until fragrant, 1 minute. Add the garlic cloves and sauté, stirring constantly for 30 seconds.

  2. Add the broccoli rabe and sauté, stirring often, 5 minutes, or until the rabe has softened a bit. Add the kale to the pan along with the remaining 2 Tbsp olive oil. The pan will be very crowded, but will cook down. Sauté, stirring often until the greens have completely wilted and softened to your liking, 5-10 minutes.

  3. Squeeze the lemon juice onto the greens and season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Garlicky sauteed broccoli rabe and kale
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.