Cavatelli With Broccoli and Sausage

"This recipe is from the April 2005 issue of the All You magazine. Quick and easy, looks very yummy in photo."
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  • Fill large pot or Dutch Oven half way full of water and add salt if desired. When water is boiling add pasta, stir often, and cook to al dente. Set aside one cup of pasta cooking water before draining. Do not rinse pasta.
  • Wash and dry broccoli, trim and peel stems, cut into florets.
  • Over medium heat in large skillet, brown and mash ground sausage into bite size pieces. Transfer sausage to a large serving bowl and add broccoli, oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes to pan. Cook for approximately 3 minutes or until garlic is golden brown. Add chicken broth and cook another 3 minutes or until broccoli is tender.
  • Add mixture to sausage that was set aside. Add reserved pasta cooking water as needed to add moisture. Season with salt and pepper to taste and add grated cheese if desired.

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  1. Kim127
    Came together really easy and the flavor was not overpowered by any one thing, but blended together really well. Loved it topped with the cheese, I used Cheddar. Oh and also added a wee bit more garlic! Thanks for a great recipe and congrats on winning the football pool!
  2. lazyme
    Very nice simple dish. I made it as directed and used monterey jack cheese and we really enjoyed it. Thanks Lori.
  3. Krista Smith
    This recipe was so easy and tasty! My husband LOVED it an he can be pretty picky! This is going straight into my household favorites cookbook! Thanks for a great recipe!
  4. sgrenier1
    I made this receipe last night, using one lb each of cavatelli and sausage, and the result was excellent. The flavor of the olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, and chicken broth was wonderful. Thanks for a great recipe.
  5. Chef Kate
    I used turkey sausage--one sweet, one hot italian sausage, removed the casings and followed directions. Very delicious and easy pasta dish. I used feta cheese--would also be delicious with romanao, parmesan, mozzarella or a combination thereof. Thanks, Lori!



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