Recipe courtesy of Family Circle Magazine

Cavatelli with Broccoli Rabe

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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1 bunch broccoli rabe, rinsed and cut into 2-inch pieces

2 pounds frozen cavatelli or 1 pound dried

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 pound hot Italian sausage, casings removed

1 medium onion, sliced

3 cloves garlic, chopped

1/2 cup chicken broth

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, rinsed and dried

1/3 cup grated Parmesan


  1. Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Add broccoli rabe; simmer 5 minutes. Using a skimmer, remove broccoli rabe and set aside. Return water to a boil, or discard and bring a fresh pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Cook cavatelli following package directions. Drain.
  3. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and onion; cook 5 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking up sausage with wooden spoon. Add garlic and cooked broccoli rabe; cook 5 minutes. Add chicken broth and salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Add parsley and remove from heat.
  4. Pour sausage mixture over cooked pasta. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.