Dinner Tonight: Sautéed Broccolini Recipe

Wait a minute...didn’t I just have a big leafy green vegetable with broccoli hidden in the title? Yes, but this broccolini is mighty different from that slightly bitter one. I’ll admit I didn’t know the difference until an infamous episode of little cooking show and one tall fella. But the poor guy has had enough grief over one dish, so instead of discussing the horror, I just wondered where I could find some of this stuff and what it should taste like.

When I saw it at the local farmer’s market, I decided to give it a go. This very simple recipe could be used interchangeably with any number of greens, including that broccoli rabe. It’s a great introduction to the different flavors this dish has. If you have some more elaborate recipes, I’d love to hear them.

Recipe Details

Dinner Tonight: Sautéed Broccolini Recipe

Cook 30 mins
Total 30 mins
Serves 2 servings


  • 1 bunch broccolini, ends removed

  • 2 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Toss in the broccolini and cook until bright green. About 5 minutes. Drain in a colander when done.

  2. Heat the oil in a medium hot pan. When ready, toss in the garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook for one minute and then add the broccolini to the pan. Cook for about 2 minutes, season with salt and pepper, and then serve up.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
141 Calories
14g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 141
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 23mg 114%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 147mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)