Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli

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 Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli


This orecchiette with sausage and broccoli pasta has all of the components you need for a quick and easy meal, and it comes together in 30 minutes.


– 16 oz. broccoli florets (about 2 small crowns) – 3/4 lb. orecchiette pasta – 1 Tbsp. olive oil – 16 oz. raw Italian sausage – 4 cloves garlic – 1/2 cup reserved pasta water – topping: grated parmesan cheese, olive oil, red pepper flakes, freshly cracked pepper, flaky sea salt

How to Make Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli

Prep broccoli


Clean and trim broccoli, trimming florets to be a similar size.

Cook sausage

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and add sausage to pan. Cook, breaking up with a spoon or spatula and cook until browned.


 Cook broccoli

Add chopped broccoli and garlic to pan, tossing everything together. Cook until broccoli has softened.


Toss pasta


Add drained pasta to skillet, along with some of the reserved pasta water. Toss everything together, adding more pasta water if it seems dry.