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Lemony one pan orecchiette with sausage and broccolini


Weight Watcher Serving one cup
8 points

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  • 1 lb 1 lb spicy Italian turkey sausage
  • 1 large 1 large onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 large 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 tsp 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups 4 cups chicken broth
  • 8 oz 8 oz orecchiette pasta
  • 2 cup 2 cup chopped broccolini ( or regular broccoli)
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp fresh grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 cup 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup 1/3 cup basil, chopped



Step 1

1. Coat a large non stick soup pot with nonstick spray; heat over medium -high. Add sausage and cook, stirring often and breaking apart sausage with a wooden spoon, until well-browned about 8 minutes; transfer sausage to a bowl.
2. Add onion and salt; cook stirring often until onion is softened, 5-8 minutes. Add garlic and red pepper flakes; cook, stirring about 1 minute. Add broth; bring to a boil over high heat. Add pasta; cook stirring frequently about 8 minutes. Add broccolini; cook, stirring occasionally until pasta is al dente, about 4 minutes more.
3. Stir in cooked sausage, 3 tbsp cheese, lemon juice, and lemon zest; sprinkle with tomatoes, basil and remaking 1 tbsp cheese and then serve.

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