Cavatelli and Broccoli

Monday, January 1, 2018
Cavatelli and broccoli over pasta is a delicious flavor-packed recipe. This Italian pasta is light in flavor and texture made with Ricotta cheese. You can find the homemade recipe in a link below.

this is a cavatelli homemade pasta with broccoli

this is a collage of broccoli and cavatelli

Easy Homemade Pasta

We love homemade pasta and cavatelli is an easy favorite.

They're really easy to make from scratch.

You can, however, buy them frozen if you're in a hurry.

These are great with sauteed broccoli and garlic.

You can also make them and just put Italian tomato meat sauce over them.

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.

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this is a light garlic and oil pasta called cavatelli and made with broccoli

Cavatelli Homemade Pasta.

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!

this is a cavatelli homemade pasta with broccoli

Broccoli is our favorite!

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.

This is a homemade Italian pasta made with ricotta cheese, broccoli and garlic. It is a gourmet style lighter pasta with what is referred to as a white garlic sauce it contains no cream. This pasta is delicious served as a whole meal or side dish

Tips on the best

  • 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.

  • The soft homemade of course is always the best.

  • Use fresh broccoli not frozen when possible.

  • When boiling the pasta always add salt.

  • When they float to the top of the boiling water, they are done

  • Always use a good grade extra virgin olive oil

this is a cavatelli homemade pasta with broccoli

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this is a light garlic and oil pasta called cavatelli and made with broccoli

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this is the recipe for cavatelli homemade pasta and broccoli

Cavatelli and Broccoli

prep time: 15 min cook time: 45 min total time: 60 mins
This is homemade pasta with light garlic and oil with broccoli


  • 1 recipe Homemade Cavatelli click the link for the 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
  • butter


  1. Drain steamed broccoli set aside. 
  2. Saute garlic 1 minute with 3 tablespoon olive oil in a large deep pan, add the broccoli until heated around 2 minutes. 
  3. Add the broth or water, wine and around 3 tablespoons butter heat another minutes or so till butter are melted. 
  4. Stir in the cavatelli and add lots of grated romano cheese along with the fresh herbs, spices, salt, pepper to taste.
  5.  Drizzle a little more olive oil over the top and add a little red pepper flake also if you like.
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cavatelli pasta in a pan with broccoli oil and garlic

Homemade Cavatelli Recipe Click Here

this is a cavatelli homemade pasta with broccoli


  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!!!

  3. P.S. SO delicious with homemade pasta!! Your family is so lucky.


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