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.
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.
Used different ingredients. I used fussili, as that's what is available in my local shop and it was still tasty and my boyfriend loved it too. - 01 Jul 2011
I liked it. Not too heavy and tastes really nice. - 01 Jul 2011
This is pretty bland; however, here is what I did to improve on it... Added: 1/2 diced yellow onion 1 diced red pepper and I used EVOO instead of the butter. On a second version I used the above ingredient changes and then used whole wheat pasta. Thinking about adding steamed sliced carrots next time. - 30 Nov 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)