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.

Sausage and Orecchiette

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Servings: 2
Prep Time: 10 mins
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  • 4   ounces 
    orecchiette or rigatoni (about 1-1/2 cups dry)
  • 1/2 14  ounce bag 
    fresh broccoli flowerets
  • 1/2  pound 
    hot or sweet Italian sausage
  • 1   
    small sweet red pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1   
    yellow pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/4  cup 
    marinara 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.
Nutrition information
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
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