Sausage and Orecchiette
Recipe from Family Circle
This quick and easy pasta recipe calls for orecchiette which translates to "little ears." With the flavorful mix of Italian sausage, vegetables, and pasta, all you need is a salad and some crusty bread to complete the meal.
Prep Time: 10 mins
see savings4 ouncesorecchiette or rigatoni (about 1-1/2 cups dry)
see savings1/2 14 ounce bagfresh broccoli flowerets
see savings1/2 poundhot or sweet Italian sausage
see savings1small sweet red pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
see savings1yellow pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
see savings3/4 cupmarinara sauce, heated
Cook orecchiette in boiling salted water for 6 minutes. Add broccoli; cook 6 more minutes. Drain; transfer to a serving bowl.
Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove sausage from its casing and crumble into pan. Cook for 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from skillet and drain off excess fat. Reduce heat to medium and add peppers to skillet and cook for 3 minutes. Add sausage, peppers and marinara sauce to serving bowl with pasta and broccoli, and toss.
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 480, Fat, total (g) 19, chol. (mg) 39, sat. fat (g) 6, carb. (g) 59, fiber (g) 6, pro. (g) 19, sodium (mg) 784, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet