Lemony One-Pan Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccolini

Total Time
50 min
20 min
30 min
We’ve updated this classic pasta dish with a so-simple one-pot preparation and a welcome dose of lemon.


cooking spray

2 spray(s)

raw fresh turkey sausage

16 oz, spicy Italian variety, casing removed

uncooked onion(s)

1 large, diced

table salt

½ tsp

garlic clove(s)

3 large clove(s), minced

crushed red pepper flakes


canned chicken broth

4 cup(s)

uncooked orecchiette pasta

8 oz

uncooked baby broccoli

2 cup(s), chopped, or regular broccoli

grated Parmesan cheese

¼ cup(s), divided

fresh lemon juice

2 Tbsp

lemon zest

1 Tbsp

grape tomatoes

1 cup(s), halved (optional)


cup(s), fresh, chopped


  1. Coat a large nonstick soup pot with cooking spray; heat over medium high heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring often and breaking apart sausage with a wooden spoon, until well-browned, 8 minutes; remove sausage to a bowl.
  2. Add onion and salt; cook, stirring often, until onion is softened, 5-8 minutes. Add garlic and hot pepper flakes; cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add broth; bring to a boil over high heat. Add pasta; cook, stirring frequently, 8 minutes. Add broccolini; cook, stirring occasionally, until pasta is al dente, about 4 minutes more.
  3. Stir in cooked sausage, 3 Tbsp Parmesan, lemon juice and lemon zest; garnish with tomatoes, basil and remaining 1 Tbsp Parmesan.
  4. Serving size: 1 1/2 c

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