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Sausage Pasta with Orecchiette


Easy Dinner for two

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  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • Table grind pepper to taste
  • 1 pound sweet or spicy Italian sausages, casings removed
  • 3 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups orecchiette pasta
  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, or to taste



Step 1

1.Heat olive oil in a large, deep pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion with salt in hot oil until onion is soft and golden, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir sausage into onions; cook and stir until sausage is broken up and browned, 5 to 7 minutes.
2.Pour chicken broth into sausage mixture and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add orecchiette pasta; cook for 12-15 minutes.
3.Stir spinach into pasta-sausage mixture until it wilts. Ladle pasta into bowls and dust with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
4. Serve with crusty bread and salad


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