Cavatelli and Broccoli

Monday, January 1, 2018
Cavatelli and broccoli over pasta is a delicious flavor packed recipe. 
A lighter pasta meal that is rich with a light olive oil sauce and broccoli

We make cavatelli often, it's really easy to do. You can however buy them frozen if your in a hurry. 

These are great with with sauteed broccoli and garlic. You can also make them using Italian tomato meat sauce. 

Either way these are a big hit here in my household. My whole family just loves them. 

We make them we flour, ricotta and some other ingredients. I will have a link below if you would like to try and make them.

 Over the years this is a nice change of pace using the broccoli version, nice and light.

 The broccoli really compliments the taste of this light pasta dish. Cavatelli float to the top of the boiling water when they are cooked. Make sure you wait for that tip so they come out perfect!

Cavatelli and Broccoli

I have tried many other greens with this to include broccoli rabe and also spinach both which were sauteed in olive oil, red pepper flakes and garlic. It enhances the flavors to these greens and gives it just the right amount of spice with the pasta.

Cavatelli and Broccoli

We use fresh pasta made from scratch, however you can find it in the frozen food sections (or dry pasta in which I do not recommend.)  

Cavatelli and Broccoli

Cavatelli and Broccoli

Cavatelli and Broccoli Recipe


1 recipe Homemade Cavatelli    click link for recipe (or use store bought) cooked in a pot of boiling water with 1 teaspoon salt set aside (reserve 1/2 pasta water if you don't have chicken broth)

1 bunch of fresh broccoli steamed or use broccoli rabe (rapini)

3 garlic cloves minced

1/2 cup white wine

1/2 cup chicken broth or use pasta water reserved from boiling cavatelli

olive oil

grated cheese

parsley, basil chopped

salt pepper to taste


Homemade link


  1. Drain steamed broccoli set aside.  Saute  garlic 1 minute with 3 tablespoon olive oil in a large deep pan,  add the broccoli until heated around 2 minutes. Add the broth or water, wine and around 3 tablespoons butter heat another minutes or so till butter is melted. Stir in the cavatelli and add lots of grated romano cheese along with  the fresh herbs, spices, salt, pepper to taste. Drizzle a little more olive oil over the top and add a little red pepper flakes also if you like.
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  1. Freshly made homemade pasta must have made a huge difference. This looks super comforting, healthy and delicious!

  2. Simple, but with loads of flavor! This looks perfect for a weeknight meal!!!


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