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{Today I am partnering with Andy Boy, I used their Broccoli Rabe in this fun and easy appetizer that works equally well as a side!}

Welcome to Sunday snacks…broccoli rabe edition!

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If you follow me on instagram, than you know I am a big fan of Sunday appetizer/snacks…it’s kind of become my summer thing! Gotta love good snack food, especially when it’s covered in cheese and wrapped with bacon. Umm, yes and yum!

But first, happy Sunday!! Summer Sundays are so fun, I feel like they’re so much more relaxed and easy-going than a Sunday during the colder months. Is that just me?? I dunno, either way, I’m loving my summertime Sundays. I’ll do a little planning, and then try to get outside for a hike… my time in the sun. And today I’m even going to try to finally carve out some much need chill time with the family, and hear all about their Mexican adventures.

What about you guys? What’s your favorite thing to do on a summer Sunday? Tell me please, I’d honestly love to know. One, I’m super nosey, and two, I really just love chatting with you guys!

Oh, and there’s totally going to be some pie and ice cream eating going on today too. I’m so excited to share my Honey Strawberry Peach Pie from Friday’s post with the fam.

SIDE NOTE: they need a pie emoji, I can’t find one! UGH.

Bacon Wrapped Parmesan Broccoli Rabe | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvestBacon Wrapped Parmesan Broccoli Rabe | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Alright, but let’s chat about this yummy as can be, Bacon Wrapped Parmesan Broccoli Rabe.

One of my favorite ways to prepare broccoli rabe is simply to roast it in the oven with salt, pepper, olive oil and a little parmesan cheese. It’s healthy and delish! Whether I’m entertaining or just feeling a little fancy, I love taking my roasted broccoli rabe to a whole new level and wrapping it in bacon! How could anything wrapped in bacon not be even better, you know?

This has quickly become my go-to appetizer this summer. It’s quick to prepare, and well… everyone loves a little bacon with their veggies! It’s great a side dish but equally yummy as an appetizer, especially when paired with my roasted garlic dip!

Bacon Wrapped Parmesan Broccoli Rabe | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Bacon Wrapped Parmesan Broccoli Rabe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 350 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 large bunch broccoli rabe
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan
  • 12 pieces thin cut bacon
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts chopped
  • fresh herbs + cherry tomatoes for serving (optional)

Basil Roasted Garlic Dip

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and place a cooking rack over the foil.
  • Place the broccoli rabe in a large bowl and toss with the olive oil, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Divide the broccoli rabe into 12 bunches (about 3 stalks per bunch). Wrap 1 piece of bacon around the stalk of each bunch. Secure the bacon wrapped broccoli rabe with a toothpick. Place the broccoli rabe onto the rack on top of the prepared baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle the parmesan over the bunch of bacon wrapped broccoli rabe. Drizzle the honey over each piece of bacon. Place the pan in the oven and roast until the broccoli rabe is roasted + crisp and the bacon looks fully cooked, about 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and remove the toothpicks.
  • Sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan, chopped toasted pine nuts and cherry tomatoes if desired. Serve with the Basil Roasted Garlic Dip (recipe below).

Basil Roasted Garlic Dip

  • Heat a skillet over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the garlic and cook until the cloves are golden with some black spots, about 9 minutes. Transfer to a food processor. Add the remaining ingredients and process until completely smooth; season with salt and pepper.
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Have great food filled Sunday! 🙂

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  1. Hi!

    I also liked Honey Strawberry Peach Pie you shared with us!

    This post really makes me easy to do all the things! Instructions provided here is a great help i think. I read some of blogs on this but couldn’t got rightly!

    Anyway, thanks for great share!

  2. Your food looks delicious. hmmm =) Today I’ll try to make this meal. Wish me luck. hehe

    1. No worries!! It is super easy and I am sure it will turn out great! Let me know how it turned out for you!!

  3. A lot of times on Sunday’s we will grill outside bar-b-que or burgers. My family and I try to make time to hang together as a fam.

  4. We do church on Sunday mornings then spend the afternoon grocery shopping, doing weekly meal prep, sometimes baking a pie or blondies or a fruit crisp. Whenever it’s possible (not too blazing hot – thank you Arizona ???)we have friends over for lots of outdoor time with corn hole and grilled steaks or burgers with easy sides like grilled veggies, bacon-wrapped anythings or giant beautiful salads. Creating big salads is my happy zone, I feel like an artist with a blank canvas (my fav big platter) and multi-colored veggies to paint my masterpiece with! Thanks for all the inspiration with your craveable, lusciously photographed food!!!

    1. That sounds like so much fun!! I totally get what you mean with the salads, its just comforting and fun(:
      Thank you for making and reading (: Means so much!

  5. Happy Sunday to you too Tori! I just love your site, not only does it make me happy, it makes me feel like my dreams can come true. Your photos are inspiring as are your creative recipes. I love to cook on Sundays, experiment. Have a bunch of family or friends show up and have a casual, relaxing afternoon/evening. I like to sing and have had Sunday’s where we also write songs and sing our new stuff with each other. Cant wait to try this appetizer and the yummy garlic dip!

  6. I agree, Summer Sundays are just better, especially with great food! Omg, and yes there so needs to be a pie emoji!!!