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Sausage and Broccolini Orecchiette

Sausage and Broccolini Orecchiette

with Pesto

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If you were in Italy, you might come across this dish under its traditional name, Orecchiette ai Broccoletti. It’s a classic Italian dish composed of a few simple ingredients, making for a quick and delicious weeknight dinner!


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Preparation Time25 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
serving amount
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serving amount

6 ounce

Baby Broccoli

¼ cup

Parmesan Cheese


1 teaspoon

Chili Flakes

6 ounce

Orecchiette Pasta


4 ounce



9 ounce

Sweet Italian Pork Sausage

Not included in your delivery





2 teaspoon

Olive Oil

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3635.896 kJ
Calories869 kcal
Fat47 g
Saturated Fat15 g
Carbohydrate73 g
Sugar6 g
Dietary Fiber6 g
Protein42 g
Sodium928 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
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Large Pot
Large Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Wash and dry all produce. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Trim and discard the bottom inch from the broccolini, then cut into 1-inch pieces. Remove the sausage from the casings.


Boil the pasta: Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook for 9-11 minutes, until al dente. Drain, reserving ½ cup pasta water.


Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the broccolini and cook, tossing for 5-7 minutes, until tender. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from the pan and set aside.


Heat another drizzle of olive oil in the same pan over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking up the meat into pieces for 4-5 minutes, until browned and cooked through. Add a pinch of chili flakes to the pan (if desired) and cook for 30 seconds more.


Toss and serve: Add the pasta, broccolini, parmesan cheese, pasta water, and ¼ cup pesto to the pan and toss to combine. Cook, tossing for 1-2 minutes, until a sauce has formed. Season with salt and pepper. Enjoy!