Total:
35 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 as a main course or 8 as a first course
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Cut broccoli rabe into 1-inch wide florets. Blanch in a 6 to 8 quart pot of boiling salted water, uncovered, 2 minutes. Transfer with slotted spoon to a large colander to drain, reserving broccoli-cooking liquid in pot, then transfer broccoli to a bowl.

Return cooking liquid to a boil and cook spaghetti, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes (pasta will not be fully cooked). Reserve 1 cup of pasta water and drain pasta in colander and return empty pot to stovetop. Add wine and sugar to pot and boil vigorously 2 minutes until liquid is reduced a bit. Add spaghetti and shake pot to prevent pasta from sticking. Gently stir with tongs until coated and boil over high heat, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 6 minutes (pasta will be al dente). Immediately after adding spaghetti to wine mixture, cook garlic and red pepper flakes in the olive oil in a large, deep skillet over moderately low heat, shaking skillet occasionally, until garlic is pale golden, about 5 minutes. Add broccoli, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water.

Pour broccoli into skillet with the spaghetti mixture and carefully toss with tongs to combine (skillet will be very full). Cook while stirring, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat, season with freshly ground black pepper and drizzle with a bit of olive oil. Stir in the grated cheese. Serve immediately.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Real Meatballs and Spaghetti

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Chicken Spaghetti

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Lemon, Basil, and Salmon

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Coriander-Crusted Skate with Spaghetti Squash and Frizzled Brussels Sprout Leaves

Recipe courtesy of Anne Burrell

Spicy Red-Wine Spaghetti

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Red Wine Spaghetti with Meatballs

Recipe courtesy of Damaris Phillips

Red-Wine Mint Jelly

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Rosemary Garlic Red-Wine Vinegar

Recipe courtesy of Sara Moulton

Red-Wine Braised Beef Brisket with Horseradish Sauce and Aunt Rifka's Flying Disks

Recipe courtesy of Sara Moulton

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Crab Cupcakes 00:50

Make a splash with these too-cute cupcakes that are a cinch to assemble.

Similar Topics:

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Chopped

          2pm | 1c

          Chopped

          3pm | 2c

          Chopped

          4pm | 3c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Chopped

          10pm | 9c

          Chopped

          11pm | 10c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Chopped

          1am | 12c

          Chopped

          2am | 1c

          Get Cooking