Cavatelli with Broccoli and Sausage

Cavatelli with Broccoli and Sausage Recipe


4 Servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 11 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 555
Fat 31 g
Satfat 8 g
Protein 21 g
Carbohydrate 52 g
Fiber 6 g
Cholesterol 43 mg
Sodium 791 mg


8 ounces cavatelli or other shell-shaped pasta
1 large (1 1/2 lb.) head broccoli
8 ounces mild sausage meat
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, smashed
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup chicken broth


Fill a large pot with salted water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook, stirring often, until al dente. Reserve 1 cup cooking water before draining; set aside. Pour pasta into a colander to drain; do not rinse.

Cut broccoli into florets. Trim and peel stalks and slice crosswise, 1/3-inch thick.

Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring and breaking meat into bite-sized pieces, until crispy and browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

Add broccoli, oil, garlic and red pepper flakes to pan and cook, stirring, until garlic is golden, about 3 minutes. Add chicken broth and simmer until broccoli is tender, about 3 minutes.

Transfer pasta, sausage, broccoli and broth to a large bowl, then toss well. (Add reserved cooking water from pasta as necessary for moisture.) Season with salt and pepper to taste.

April 2005
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