Cavatelli with Broccoli Rabe

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

Recipe from Family Circle
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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
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.
Cook cavatelli following package directions. Drain.
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, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Add parsley. Remove from heat.
Pour sausage mixture over cooked pasta. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve.

nutrition information

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
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