Cavatelli pasta with broccoli and mushrooms

    Cavatelli pasta with broccoli and mushrooms

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    About this recipe: Cavatelli is a short pasta shape with rolled edges. Here it is served simply with mushrooms, broccoli, Parmesan and butter. This is a spectacularly satisfying dish given how simple it is! Enjoy with white wine.

    Serves: 4 

    • 250g cavatelli pasta
    • 1 broccoli, cut into florets
    • 110g butter
    • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 100g sliced mushrooms
    • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    3. Place broccoli in a microwave safe dish with about 3 tablespoons of water. Microwave for 3 minutes, or until tender.
    4. Melt butter in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Saute garlic and mushrooms until garlic becomes aromatic. Combine with pasta, broccoli and Parmesan cheese; transfer to a 2 litre baking dish.
    5. Cover and bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until heated throughout.

    Parmesan cheese

    Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.

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