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Broccoli and Sausage Cavatelli

"Hot and spicy crowd pleaser!"
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35 m servings 548 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 548 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 33 g
  • 51%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.5g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 18.4 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 470 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a skillet, fry sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain, and reserve.
  2. In the same skillet, cook garlic in olive oil until golden.
  3. 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.
  4. In a large serving bowl, toss together the sausage, olive oil and garlic, cavatelli and broccoli, and Parmesan. Season with red pepper flakes.

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Made this for dinner last nite, with a few changes. I used 2 lbs of sausage, (4 sausages, 1 hot, 3 mild).After cooking the sausages with 4 garlic cloves and 3/4 of a med onion, chopped, I cut th...

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I bbq'd a spicy italian chicken sausage then added it to mushrooms cooked in the garlic and oil. I added the pasta, broccoli and about 1/2 cup of the pasta water to the sausage and mushrooms wi...

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Made this for dinner last nite, with a few changes. I used 2 lbs of sausage, (4 sausages, 1 hot, 3 mild).After cooking the sausages with 4 garlic cloves and 3/4 of a med onion, chopped, I cut th...

WOW! Excellent recipe! My husbands new favorite! I added more garlic and more crushed red pepper. I always steam the broccoli and toss it with the pasta and sausage at the end. If the mixtu...

I changed this recipe around alittle. First I used chicken broth instead of oil. I also used sliced chicken sausage and omitted the red pepper flakes. My husband and I enjoyed it. Quick and e...

I'm going to rate this as a 3.5 for how it is written. I didn't intend on all the additions but it evolved as needed. With changes it was 5+. I browned the turkey italian sausage until crisp ...

This is an excellent recipe - garlic, red pepper flakes and hot Italian sausage - yum! I have made this with both asparagus and broccoli, will try spinach next. You can usually find Cavatelli ...

I made a reduced version of this with 2 sausages, a splash of olive oil, 4 garlic cloves (I like my garlic), about 1.5 cups chopped FRESH broccoli, 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, about 1/4 cup parme...

This is a keeper! Easy and delicious. I used a bit more sausage (hot) and used 1/4 c. butter with 1/4 c. olive oil. I couldn't find cavatelli, so I used penne. Still great. Thanks!

This was very quick to make and very tasty! It is similar to one of my favorite dishes at a local restaraunt.

Being Italian, this is a regular meal in our home. Although I prepare it a little differently, the basics are there for a tasty dish. I just wanted to make a very minor comment. The dish that...