Broccoli and Sausage Cavatelli


Cavatelli with broccoli and sausage is a hot and spicy crowd pleaser!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 pound spicy Italian sausage

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (16 ounce) package cavatelli pasta

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen broccoli

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Fry sausage in a skillet over medium heat until browned and crumbly, 8 to 10 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove sausage to a paper towel-lined plate. Drain excess grease from the skillet.

  2. Heat olive oil in the same skillet over medium heat; cook and stir garlic in hot oil until golden. Remove from heat.

  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes; drain. Add broccoli 3 minutes before the cooking time ends; drain with pasta.

  4. Toss together sausage, garlic olive oil, cavatelli, broccoli, and Parmesan cheese in a large serving bowl. Season with red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

548 Calories
33g Fat
46g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 548
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 470mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 34mg 169%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 356mg 8%

* 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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