4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Quick, easy and definitely delicious. Spicy sausage and creamy cavatelli is tossed with tangy broccoli rabe in a delicate chicken and wine sauce. I also use gnocchi in place of the cavatelli on occasion.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook cavatelli in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, 9 to 11 minutes. Drain.

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  • Fill the same pot with salted water and bring to a boil. Add broccoli rabe; cook until tender, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain.

  • Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and onion; cook and stir until sausage is no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in broccoli rabe, roasted red peppers, and garlic. Cook until flavors combine, about 5 minutes.

  • Dissolve chicken stock with white wine and water in a small bowl. Whisk in cornstarch. Pour chicken stock mixture into the skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Bring sauce to a simmer until slightly thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Pour sauce over cooked cavatelli and top with Parmesan cheese. Toss lightly and serve.

Cook's Note:

Use hot or mild Italian sausage based on your preference.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

656 calories; 17.4 g total fat; 31 mg cholesterol; 1270 mg sodium. 94.6 g carbohydrates; 28.2 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (2)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2016
Excellent recipe!! Very delicious! I was looking for a recipe which included broccoli rabe I have to admit I was hesitant to make a recipe with out any reviews but I am SO glad I did!! I did not have cavatelli on hand so I substituted cavatappi. Being pregnant I substituted pasta water for the half of cup of wine and honestly the flavors were still amazing even without the wine. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly as written using sweet sausage. I did add 1 tablespoon of sugar to the boiling water of the broccoli rabe a trick my grandmother always did saying it cut some of the bitter taste. Kale could be used instead of broccoli rabe too. This recipe will be getting added to our menu rotation. Husband and kids (5 & 3) all gave this recipe 5 stars. Thank you for such a great recipe!
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2017
My husband loves rapini and it was on sale so I picked up a bunch. I've only ever made it sauteed with garlic olive oil and a squeeze of fresh lemon over it - so I was happy to find this main dish meal recipe using it. I made as directed except used rigatoni in place of the cavetelli (hubs request). We both enjoyed this! Thanks Jan for sharing your recipe!
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2016
Excellent recipe!! Very delicious! I was looking for a recipe which included broccoli rabe I have to admit I was hesitant to make a recipe with out any reviews but I am SO glad I did!! I did not have cavatelli on hand so I substituted cavatappi. Being pregnant I substituted pasta water for the half of cup of wine and honestly the flavors were still amazing even without the wine. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly as written using sweet sausage. I did add 1 tablespoon of sugar to the boiling water of the broccoli rabe a trick my grandmother always did saying it cut some of the bitter taste. Kale could be used instead of broccoli rabe too. This recipe will be getting added to our menu rotation. Husband and kids (5 & 3) all gave this recipe 5 stars. Thank you for such a great recipe!
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2017
My husband loves rapini and it was on sale so I picked up a bunch. I've only ever made it sauteed with garlic olive oil and a squeeze of fresh lemon over it - so I was happy to find this main dish meal recipe using it. I made as directed except used rigatoni in place of the cavetelli (hubs request). We both enjoyed this! Thanks Jan for sharing your recipe!