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Sauce of Broccoli di Rape with Ceci (Chickpeas) and Bacon

Sauce of Broccoli di Rape with Ceci (Chickpeas) and Bacon Recipe

  • 1 pound pasta (see Notes)
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 7 or 8 fat garlic cloves, sliced (about ½ cup)
  • 6 ounces bacon or prosciutto ends (see Notes) in strips (1 cup) 
  • ½ teaspoon dried peperoncino (hot red pepper flakes), or to taste
  • 1½ cups cooked ceci (chickpeas), or 1 pound canned, drained and rinsed
  • Hot water from the pasta-cooking pot
  • 2 pounds broccoli di rape, trimmed, washed and cut into 1-inch lengths (about 6 cups)
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 cup grated Pecorino Romano, Parmigiano-Reggiano, or Grana Padano
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Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 984kcal (49%)
Total Fat 41g (64%)
Saturated Fat 10g (49%)
Cholesterol 52mg (17%)
Total Carbohydrate 109g
Dietary Fiber 13g
Sugars 4g
Protein 47g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.



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