Little Ears Pasta

Category: Main Dish

Ready in 1h

Ingredients

12 oz broccoli florets

18 oz sweet Italian sausage

12 oz orecchiette pasta

4 oz pesto basil

1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

4 teaspoons olive oil

Salt

Pepper


Directions

1. Wash and dry all produce. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Trim woody bottom ends from baby broccoli, then cut stalks and florets into 1-inch pieces. Remove sausage from casings. 2. Wash and dry all produce. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Trim woody bottom ends from baby broccoli, then cut stalks and florets into 1-inch pieces. Remove sausage from casings. 3. Heat a large drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add baby broccoli and 4 tsp water. Cover and steam 3 minutes. Uncover and increase heat to medium high. Cook, tossing occasionally, until browned and tender, 3-6 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from pan and set aside. 4. Heat another large drizzle of olive oil in same pan over medium-high heat. Add sausage, breaking up meat into pieces. Cook, tossing, until crisp at edges and no longer pink, 4-5 minutes. 5. Add orecchiette, baby broccoli, pesto, pasta cooking water, and half the Parmesan to pan. Toss until everything is well-coated and a thick sauce has formed, 1-2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

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