August 26, 2020

Broccolini with Pancetta

Made By Whole30Made By Whole30

Broccolini with Pancetta

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 2 bunches Broccolini or baby broccoli (about 1 pound total)
  • 2 oz sliced Whole30 compatible pancetta
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 tsp coarse salt
  • 1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup WHOLE30 Secret Sauce


  • WASH and pat the Broccolini dry. Trim about ½-inch off the bottom of the stems; set aside. In a large skillet, cook the pancetta over medium heat until crisp and the fat is rendered, about 4 minutes. Transfer pancetta to a paper towel-lined plate. When cool enough to handle, crumble pancetta. 
  • Turn heat to medium-high. Add the Broccolini to the pan; cook until bright green and some of stems and tips are lightly charred, turning occasionally, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, salt, and black pepper; cook until the garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds. Carefully add 2 tablespoons water. Cook, covered, until Broccolini is crisp-tender, 1 to 2 minutes. 
  • TOP each serving with some of the pancetta and Secret Sauce.

Melissa Urban

Melissa Urban is a 7x New York Times bestselling author (including the # bestselling The Whole30) who specializes in helping people establish healthy boundaries and successfully navigate habit change. She has been featured by the New York Times, People, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Today Show, and Good Morning America, and is a prominent keynote speaker on boundaries, building community, health trends, and entrepreneurship. She lives in Salt Lake City, UT with her husband, son, and a poodle named Henry.