Broccoli and Cavatelli

Broccoli And Cavatelli Recipe

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Michelle Meola


This is one of those comfort Italian foods for me. It is super simple and great on a cold autumn night. I hope you enjoy it. You can use penne but cavatelli is a ricotta pasta that you can get in the frozen section in certain food stores. You can get it in a Kroger (I finally found it in fry's) you can also find it in an Italian specialty store.


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20 Min
20 Min


  • 2 bunch
    broccoli florets
  • 20 oz
    chicken stock, light (use vegatable stock if you want to make the vegitarian)
  • 3 clove
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 pinch
  • 3 dash(es)
    red crused pepper
  • 1 pkg
  • ·
    parmesan cheese or romano cheese to taste
  • 1
    loaf of bread for dunking

How to Make Broccoli and Cavatelli


  1. Fill a pot of water (salted) for boiling.
  2. While water is boiling, saute garlic in olive oil in a deep saute pan.
  3. Add the broccoli and chicken stock, salt, and red crushed pepper, and simmer.
  4. Boil the cavatelli to package instructions or until desired doneness. REserve 1/2 cup of water. Drain.
  5. Add reserved water and cavatelli to the saute pan. Stir to mix flavors.
  6. Serve with grated parmesan or romano cheese, and bread for dunking.

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About Broccoli and Cavatelli

Course/Dish: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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