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"Little Ears" Pasta

"Little Ears" Pasta

with Baby Broccoli and Pesto

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This classic Italian dish comes together with the help of only six simple ingredients, but tender baby broccoli, chicken sausage, and orecchiette are definitely the stars of the show. It’s a quick and delicious weeknight wonder you’ll want to make again and again.

Tags:Child friendlyFamily friendlySpicy
Allergens:WheatMilk

Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.

Preparation Time25 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
Ingredients

serving 4 people

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serving 4 people

18 ounce

Italian Chicken Sausage

12 ounce

Orecchiette Pasta

(ContainsWheat)

12 ounce

Baby Broccoli

4 ounce

Pesto

(ContainsMilk)

1 teaspoon

Chili Flakes

½ cup

Parmesan Cheese

(ContainsMilk)

Not included in your delivery

unit

Salt

unit

Pepper

4 teaspoon

Olive Oil

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3025 kJ
Calories723 kcal
Fat28 g
Saturated Fat5 g
Carbohydrate77 g
Sugar6 g
Dietary Fiber6 g
Protein13 g
Cholesterol119 mg
Sodium918 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.
Utensils
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Large Pot
Strainer
Large Pan
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Prep
Prep
1

Wash and dry all produce. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Trim and discard bottom inch of baby broccoli, then cut stalks and florets into 1-inch pieces. Remove sausage from casings.

Boil pasta
Boil pasta
2

Add pasta to boiling water. Cook until al dente, 9-11 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.

Cook baby broccoli
Cook baby broccoli
3

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

Cook sausage
Cook sausage
4

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

Add remaining ingredients
Add remaining ingredients
5

Add pasta, baby broccoli, half the Parmesan cheese, reserved pasta water, and pesto to pan.

Toss and serve
Toss and serve
6

Toss until the pasta is covered in a saucy coating, 1-2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve sprinkled with remaining Parmesan cheese.