Orecchiette with Broccoli and Sausage

Orecchiette with Broccoli and Sausage, a quick comfort dish to make on a busy day.



For 4 Person(s)

For the Pasta:

  • 1 pound dried orecchiette pasta
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 bunch fresh broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces


  1. Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil and drop in the Orecchiette.
  2. Put a large sauté pan over a medium flame and heat the oil. Add the sausage to the pan and sauté while breaking it up in to small pieces with a wooden spoon. Cook until the sausage has nicely browned, about 7-9 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes to the pan and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Lower the flame to low.
  4. Drop the broccoli into the pasta water and cook until the broccoli is tender and the pasta is al dente, about 7-8 minutes.
  5. Scoop the pasta and broccoli out of the water and add them to the pan with the sausage. Toss everything together over medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes. The broccoli should break down and begin to coat the pasta.
  6. Serve in bowls with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

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Friday, 20 April 2018
This a simple and yet delicious recipe. Quick to make for busy work nights! Will definitely make aga...
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- Meina
Thursday, 19 April 2018
This was a great recipe for a busy work night. Quick, easy, and very flavorful. The best part is t...
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- GinaWGR
Saturday, 14 April 2018
I made this tonight and was very pleased with it. Was so easy. I always try new recipes by myself ...
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- cammiethecat
Friday, 13 April 2018
Very good and so easy. Will definitely make again. - McDowell
Sunday, 08 April 2018
Rosella, this is one of my favorite recipes and I've been making it for years. I'm a single Dad and ...
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