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Lemon orecchiette with sausage

Points® value
Total Time
45 min
15 min
30 min
Freshly squeezed lemon juice and zest lifts the flavours of this dish, which also makes good use of fragrant garlic


Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Turkey sausages, grilled

8 sausage(s), grilled


1 large


3 clove(s)

Chilli flakes

teaspoon(s), level

Chicken stock cube(s)

1 cube(s), 1.2 litres

White pasta, dry

295 g, Orecchiette

Broccoli, boiled

200 g, Tenderstem

Parmesan Cheese

25 g

Lemon Juice, Fresh

2 tablespoon(s)


1 zest(s) of 1, zest


150 g, baby plum

Basil, fresh

1 tablespoon(s)


  1. Mist a very large nonstick pan with cooking spray and cook the sausage meat over a medium-high heat for 8 minutes, stirring and breaking up the lumps with a wooden spoon as you go. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Mist the pan with more cooking spray then cook the onion for 6-8 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic and chilli flakes to the pan and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Pour in the stock and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook, stirring frequently, for 8 minutes, then add the broccoli and cook for a further 5 minutes, until all the liquid is absorbed and the pasta is al dente.
  3. Return the cooked sausage meat to the pan along with three-quarters of the parmesan, all the lemon juice and zest, and the tomatoes. Stir to combine.
  4. Serve the pasta garnished with the basil and remaining parmesan.


For a more authentic flavour, try this with Italian-style pork sausages