Cavatelli with Broccoli Rabe and Gianelli Hot Sausage

October 11, 2017


1Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Add broccoli rabe; simmer 5 minutes. Using a skimmer, remove broccoli rabe and set aside. Bring a fresh pot of salted water to a boil for cavatelli.

2Cook Cavatelli following package directions. Drain.

3Meanwhile, heat olive oil in large Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and onion; cook 10 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking up sausage with wooden spoon.

4Add minced garlic and cooked broccoli rabe; cook 5 minutes.

5 Add cavatelli, pasta water, grated parmesan cheese and spices*.

6Bring to a simmer for about 5-7 minutes, and then remove from heat.

7Sprinkle with shredded parmesan cheese, serve and enjoy!


1 bunch broccoli rabe, rinsed and cut into 2-inch pieces

2 pounds frozen cavatelli

1 pound Gianelli Hot Italian Sausage Patties or Gianelli Hot Bulk

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup pasta water

1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese

1/3 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese

* 1/2 teaspoon salt

* 1 teaspoon black pepper

* 1 teaspoon garlic powder

* 1 teaspoon onion powder

* 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning