Cavatelli with Sauteed Broccoli and Garlic

Total Time:
22 min
10 min
12 min

4 to 6 servings

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 to 3 cups broccoli florets, or to taste
  • Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups canned chicken broth
  • 1 pound cavatelli, cooked according to package directions
  • Freshly grated Locatelli pecorino Romano

In a saucepan, heat the olive oil over moderate heat until hot. Add the garlic and cook it, stirring, until pale golden. Add the broccoli, salt, and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the chicken broth and simmer for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta. Drain the pasta and transfer it to the saucepan. Toss with sauce to combine. Serve with the cheese.

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    No flavor! Gave it 3 stars because after adding some garlic salt, pepper, butter and a ton of grated parm cheese to the final product it was petty good
    Easy & delicious, added fresh basil & Lemon zest.Definitly a keeper
    I love this recipe.. It was so good! I spicied it up a little and it came out awesome.. its a keeper!
    On its own this recipe was very average, if not down right bland. But after a few adjustments it turned into a keeper. Made the recipe as directed, but on the side sauteed some shrimp scampi style. (1 lb of shrimp sauteed in olive oil and butter with about 5 cloves of minced garlic and some salt). I put the shrimp with the drippings on the cavatelli, deglazed the bits that were left in the pan with some white wine and poured it over the top with everything else. Added about a tbsp. of unsalted butter and mixed with a little bit of parmesan on top. Outrageous!!!!
    This is a quick and easy recipe... I've made it with broccoli from our garden, which of course makes it taste better... my kids like broccoli, so we have it once a month
    This was a nice light, quick meal with a lot of flavor and not a lot of junk. Keeper!
    I had the cavatelli in the freezer with broccoli and thought about this type of dish. This was really easy and very tasty. My 2 and 1/2 year old loved it too!
    This is a very good recipe for traditional Cavatelli & Broccoli. Try it. You'll like it!
    I hate broccoli and made this only because it is my boyfriend's favorite vegetable, but it turned out to be absolutely amazing. This is the first time in a long while I've tasted something that caught my attention this much. Excellent!
    This recipe was so easy and so delicious. Not to mention, it was super fast. Loved it.
    This was very easy to make and tasted great. My whole family really liked it including the 8 and 5 year old. I added shrimp in at the very end and we have lots left over for another yummy meal. I also added extra red pepper flakes for an added kick.
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