Broccoli With Cavatelli

"A quick and easy meatless main course. Serve with a tomato salad and crusty bread. You may add more garlic if it pleases you. Cavatelli can be found in your grocers freezer near the frozen ravioli."
photo by ATM 67 photo by ATM 67
photo by ATM 67
photo by ATM 67 photo by ATM 67
photo by ATM 67 photo by ATM 67
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  • cook cavatelli according to package directions; drain.
  • Slowly melt butter in olive oil.
  • Add garlic and sauté until lightly golden.
  • Add chicken broth and bring to boil.
  • Add broccoli, cover, simmer 6 to 8 minutes until broccoli is tender.
  • Place cooked cavatelli in bowl.
  • Add broccoli mixture and toss with parmesan cheese.
  • Serve.

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  1. Colflower824
    Too butter for me. I thought I'd give it a try and the first bite was pretty good, but after that it was a struggle. I won't be making it again.
  2. JFitz
    Great recipe! Easy and tasty. I did add salt and extra parmesan cheese. Thanks for a great recipe!
  3. PatriotsGirl
    I probably should have known I wouldn't like this since I typically don't eat something so full of fat and calories, but I had all the ingredients on hand and wanted to try it out. Maybe I'm just not used to eating things with so much oil and butter, but this seemed to be dripping with it to me. The flavors were decent, I used a lot of garlic, but all that butter and oil made me nauseous and I couldn't eat very much of this at all. I wouldn't make this if you're used to eating a diet that's lower in fat and calories, and don't care for things dripping in fat.
  4. Eliza B
    I cooked it minus the chicken broth. Makes for a great vegitarian dish. It tastes better the second day, if your leftovers last that long.
  5. Mama Brown
    This recipe was easy and delicious, I scaled this up to 4 times, which did add a lot of butter and oil. But the vegetable broth I used really cut that. We served it at our Conforti ( note the Italian heritage) family Christmas, and there literally was one spoonful left of 4 lbs of cavatelli. I have since printed the recipe, and it will be made next year scaled to


  1. Mama Brown
    Ps...the picture you are using is tortellini, not cavatelli.


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