New this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Jan's Cavatelli with Broccoli Rabe

What's for dinner, mom?

"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."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


1 h 5 m servings 656 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


Sort stores by

We're showing stores near
Update Location
(uses your location)

May we suggest



{{model.addEditText}} Print
  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. 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.
  2. Fill the same pot with salted water and bring to a boil. Add broccoli rabe; cook until tender, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 656 calories; 17.4 g fat; 94.6 g carbohydrates; 28.2 g protein; 31 mg cholesterol; 1270 mg sodium. Full nutrition

Similar: RecipesVideosCategoriesArticles

Similar: {{title}} recipes videos categories articles


Read all reviews 2
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

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 no...

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...