Italian Sausage and Baby Broccoli Pasta
with Oregano Gremolata and Parmesan Cheese
What’s not to love about the combination of sausage, baby broccoli, pasta, and creamy Parmesan? It’s an old-school Italian favorite that never gets old in the HelloFresh kitchen. And now, by cooking your pasta and broccoli in the same pot, it’s easier than ever!
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Sweet Italian Pork Sausage
(Contains Tree Nuts)
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Wash and dry all produce. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Line up the baby broccoli on your cutting board, and cut into 1-inch pieces. Discard the ends. Roughly chop the garlic. Pick the oregano leaves off the stems. Discard the stems.
Cook the sausage: Place the sausage onto a baking sheet. Cook in the oven for about 15 minutes.
Boil the pasta: Add the pasta to the boiling water. Cook 9-11 minutes, until al dente. While the pasta cooks, add the baby broccoli to the same water. Cook 3-4 minutes, until tender. Remove the baby broccoli with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Meanwhile, place the almonds, oregano leaves, and chopped garlic in a pile on your cutting board. Run your knife over the mixture until finely chopped (some larger pieces of nuts can remain). Check on the pasta, drain when ready, then return to the pot.
Heat two large drizzles of olive oil in a large pan over medium-low heat. Add the gremolata mixture. Cook, tossing, for 3-4 minutes, until beginning to turn golden brown. Season generously with salt and pepper. Remove pan from heat. Zest about 2 teaspoons lemon directly in the pan, and stir thoroughly to release the lemon oils.
Toss and serve: Thinly slice the sausage. Halve the lemons. Toss the sausage, baby broccoli, gremolata, half the Parmesan cheese, and a large drizzle of olive oil into the pot with the pasta. Reheat over medium heat if necessary. Season generously with salt and pepper. Stir in a few squeezes of lemon, to taste. Divide between bowls, serve with the Parmesan cheese, and enjoy!