{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.

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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!

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The Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Parmesan Broccoli Rabe.

By halfbakedharvest

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, broccoli, parmesan, 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!

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

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

  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup full-fat plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and place a cooking rack over the foil.
  2. Place the broccoli rabe in a large bowl and toss with the olive oil, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

  1. 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! 🙂

{This post is sponsored by Andy Boy . Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Half Baked Harvest cooking!!  }