{Katie’s Kitchen} Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli

MY NEW FAVORITE DINNER!! I’m completely in love with this recipe that I just happened to come across on Pinterest. It will now be a staple in out house.

Another quick recipe, this only took me about 25 minutes total! This dish calls for orecchiette noodles, but you can really use any kind of pasta that you’d like. Start by bringing a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta.

Then, in a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and crumble the sausage into the skillet and cook over medium high heat for 5-6 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more.

Add the remaining 4 tablespoons of olive oil, chicken broth, broccoli, salt and red pepper flakes. Cook until the broccoli is tender. Next, Stir in the butter until melted and simmer for a few minutes to reduce the sauce.

Once your pasta is done, drain it well and place it back into the pot. Then, add your sausage and broccoli mix along with 1/4 cup of Parmesan or Romano cheese and stir. Add extra cheese on top to taste.

It looks good and taste even better!!

INGREDIENTS: I got the recipe here! 

  • 1 pound orecchiette
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, removed from casings
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 pound broccoli florets
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano