Cavatelli with Broccoli Rabe

Broccoli rabe has a slightly bitter yet delicious taste that blends beautifully with spicy Italian sausage in this pasta recipe.

Cavatelli with Broccoli Rabe
Servings: 6 Prep 15 mins Cook 15 mins


  • 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

Make It

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.

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.

4. Add chicken broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Add parsley. Remove from heat.

5. Pour sausage mixture over cooked pasta. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 595, Fat, total (g): 16, chol. (mg): 50, sat. fat (g): 5, carb. (g): 82, fiber (g): 5, pro. (g): 26, sodium (mg): 955, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.