Penne with Broccoli Rabe
1 pound penne
1 pound broccoli rabe, halved crosswise
2 to 3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
In a large pot of boiling water, cook the pasta until al dente, according to package directions. About 5 minutes before the pasta is done, add the broccoli rabe to the boiling water and cook until crisp-tender.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until it is lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Drain the pasta and broccoli rabe and put in a large serving bowl. Add the garlic mixture, Parmesan, and red pepper flakes. Toss to combine.