cavatelli with broccoli rabe

I cannot tell you how many times in my life I have eaten this dish. An everyday weekday meal   and also for occasions. Consider adding chopped sausage or even chicken to the oil to brown… adding another dimension to this winning recipe.
– Rose Cappa-Rotunno, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Wartburg

– 4 Tbsp olive oil
– 1 clove garlic, sliced
– 1 lb. broccoli rabe or par-boiled broccoli
– 1 lb. cavatelli pasta
– salt and pepper, to taste

In a medium saucepan, over medium high heat, heat the oil. Brown the garlic slightly.
Add the broccoli rabe and lower the heat. Season with salt and pepper.
Cover the pan and steam the vegetables and oil for about five minutes or until tender.
Stir occasionally.
In the meantime, cook the cavatelli according to package directions. Drain.
Mix the vegetables into the the cavatelli and serve. Serves 4.

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