Overhead view of a white bowl filled with casarecce pasta, roasted broccolini, vegan butter sauce and panko bread crumbs as garnish

Casarecce Pasta With Broccolini Rabe

Simple casarecce pasta with broccolini rabe in a rich vegan butter sauce
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 473kcal
Author Healing Tomato


  • 2 cups casarecce uncooked

For roasting the broccolini rabe

For the vegan butter sauce

  • 7 leaves basil fresh is better
  • 1/2 cup curly parsley loosely packed, fresh is better
  • 8 leaves mint fresh is better
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper optional
  • 1 tsp water
  • 2 Tbsp vegan butter
  • 1.5 Tbsp garlic finely shredded
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1.5 tsp lemon juice

For Garnish


  • Cook the pasta according to instructions and make sure its tender

To roast the broccolini rabe

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Mix oil, salt and broccolini rabe in a bowl
  • Spread it out on a baking tray and bake for no more than 5 minutes

To make the vegan butter sauce

  • In a food processor, blend the fresh herbs, water, salt and pepper
  • On the stove top, heat a heavy bottom pan for 30 seconds
  • Add the butter and oil
  • When it melts, add the garlic and roast for about 30 seconds on low heat
  • Add the blended herbs
  • Mix well and add the lemon juice

Assembling the pasta

  • In a large bowl, add the pasta and the roasted broccolini rabe
  • Pour the vegan butter sauce but keep very little of it in the pan
  • Place the pan back on the stove and add the 3 rabe leaves you saved
  • Cook for about 30 seconds on low.  Don't burn them
  • Transfer the leaves to the pasta bowl and mix well
  • Add the panko bread crumbs and red pepper flakes

Serve immediately



    Serving: 2oz | Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 9.3g | Fat: 27.2g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 1476mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 3.1g | Sugar: 2.2g | Vitamin A: 2310IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 3.5mg