Cavatelli and broccoli

Cheesy Cavatelli and Broccoli Recipe

Frozen cavatelli and broccoli make an easy and delicious easy meal. This vegetarian meal can be on the table in under 30 minutes and is a satisfying choice for hearty appetities on Meatless Monday. To Italians cavatelli with broccoli is like teaming milk and cookies together... it just works and everybody does it.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword broccoli pasta, cavatelli, cavatelli recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 435 kcal
Author Robin Gagnon


  • 1 pound cavatelli (I used frozen)
  • 12 oz broccoli (I used thawed frozen)
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 tbs heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar plus a little to sprinkle on top
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Boil cavatelli until a little underdone.
  2. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and saute until cooked through.

  3. Add broccoli and saute 1 minute, then add the broth and cream. Simmer for 5-6 minutes, then shut off burner & add cheeses, stir until smooth, then add cavatelli and fold in until well coated.

  4. Sprinkle on some more cheese to serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Cavatelli and Broccoli Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 435 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 251mg11%
Potassium 387mg11%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 710IU14%
Vitamin C 50.7mg61%
Calcium 228mg23%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.