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Creamy Orecchiette Pasta with Italian Sausage and Broccolini  Recipe

Creamy Orecchiette Pasta with Italian Sausage and Broccolini

Description

This easy and delicious Italian-inspired orecchiette dish is made complete with a creamy sauce, Italian sausage, and broccolini.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces orecchiette pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • ¼ cup diced green bell pepper
  • ½ cup diced green onion
  • 1 bunch broccolini, sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 ½ cups half-and-half
  • 6 ounces freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and orecchiette and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large (10-inch) skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard most of the fat. Transfer cooked sausage to a bowl and return skillet to medium-high heat.
  3. Add bell pepper and green onion to the skillet. Saute until white of onion becomes translucent, about 5 minutes. Add broccolini and garlic; saute until broccolini is crisp-tender, about 3 minutes more. Set vegetables aside.
  4. Melt butter in a larger skillet over medium heat. Add half-and-half and Parmesan cheese, stirring constantly until bubbly, about 5 minutes. Add cream cheese, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cook until sauce begins to thicken, about 5 minutes more.
  5. Add cooked sausage and vegetables to the skillet. Stir in drained pasta. Serve immediately.

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Nutritional Information

Creamy Orecchiette Pasta with Italian Sausage and Broccolini

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 839.5
% Daily Value *
protein: 69 %
carbohydrates: 18 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 14 %
sugars:
fat: 84 %
saturated fat: 142 %
cholesterol: 46 %
vitamin a iu: 51 %
niacin equivalents: 52 %
vitamin b6: 16 %
vitamin c: 129 %
folate: 4 %
calcium: 48 %
iron: 13 %
magnesium: 11 %
potassium: 16 %
sodium: 67 %
thiamin: 37 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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