Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Recipe

Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Recipe

How To Make Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli

Satisfy those Italian food cravings with this simple yet elegant recipe for orecchiette with sausage. It even has broccoli for some added nutrition.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 1lborecchiette pasta
  • 1lbSweet Italian sausage,removed from casings
  • 1tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 2cupsbroccoli florets
  • 4clovesgarlic,minced
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ½tspcoarse ground black pepper
  • ¼tspred pepper flakes
  • ½cuppasta water
  • ½cupgrated parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta one minute shy of the directions then drain but save ½ cup of the pasta water.

  2. Add olive oil to the pot with sausage and cook for about 5 to 6 minutes, breaking it apart as while cooking, until browned.

  3. Add broccoli, garlic, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to pot and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, until broccoli has softened.

  4. Add drained pasta to the pot, stir well to combine and add in pasta water, parmesan cheese, stirring until it makes a light sauce.


  • Calories: 471.77kcal
  • Fat: 13.06g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.45g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.15g
  • Carbohydrates: 60.48g
  • Fiber: 2.52g
  • Sugar: 2.15g
  • Protein: 27.34g
  • Cholesterol: 31.11mg
  • Sodium: 613.60mg
  • Calcium: 197.96mg
  • Potassium: 414.75mg
  • Iron: 2.26mg
  • Vitamin A: 61.63µg
  • Vitamin C: 22.84mg
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