Broccoli and Sausage Cavatelli

Totally easy dish and good for you by using chicken sausage. I substitute whole wheat ziti a lot to increase the fiber!

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Serves 8

  • 1 pound Italian chicken sausage
  • 1 t. olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic; minced
  • 1 cup low sodium, low fat chicken broth
  • 1 lb whole wheat cavatelli pasta
  • 1 lb broccoli florets (frozen or fresh)
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ c grated parmesan cheese
  1. Put water on to boil for pasta – remember to salt your water with kosher salt! Cook pasta according to package instructions – 3 minutes before pasta is done cooking add broccoli to the water; drain when done
  2. In a skillet heat olive oil and then cook garlic until golden brown (1 minute)
  3. cut sausage into coin shapes about ¼ “ thick – cook until cooked through – 3-4 minutes
  4. Add chicken stock and bring to a simmer, cook down (3-4 minutes)
  5. Add pasta and broccoli and red pepper flakes
  6. Toss in parmesan cheese and serve!

Nutrition Information per Serving:

  • 344 calories
  • 12 g total fat
  • 44 g carbohydrate
  • 6 g fiber
  • 18 g protein

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