Broccoli and Sausage Cavatelli

Course: Main Course


  • 1 pound Italian sausage cut into rounds
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 16 ounce package cavatelli pasta
  • 1 16 ounce package frozen broccoli
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a skillet, fry sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain, and reserve.
  • In the same skillet, cook garlic in olive oil until golden.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes or until done; drain. Three minutes before the end of the cooking time, add broccoli; drain with pasta.
  • In a large serving bowl, toss together the sausage, olive oil and garlic, cavatelli and broccoli, and Parmesan. Season with red pepper flakes.