Family Meal: Orecchiette and Italian Sausage

with broccoli and Parmesan cheese

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Eggs, Wheat

Calories Conscious
A note about serious food allergies

Now hear this: don't get hung up on how to pronounce this pasta because the flavor speaks for itself. Orecchiette are small ear-shaped pasta perfect for cupping delicate sauces like this butter infused with garlic and white wine. Along with fresh broccoli and fennel-flecked slices of Italian sausage, this simple weeknight-ready pasta is definitely ready for prime time.

In Your Box

  • Info
    10 oz. Orecchiette Pasta
  • 12 oz. Broccoli
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 4 Parsley Sprigs
  • 4 Italian Sausage Links
  • 4 fl. oz. White Cooking Wine
  • 4 tsp. Chicken Base
  • Info
    0.9 oz. Butter
  • Info
    1½ oz. Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Colander

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Cook the Pasta

    Cook the Pasta

    Add pasta to boiling water and cook until al dente, 11-13 minutes. Reserve 1 cup pasta water and drain pasta in colander. Rinse with cold water to stop cooking process. Leave in colander and set aside. Reserve pot; no need to wipe clean. While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.

  • Step 2 - Prepare the Ingredients

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Cut broccoli florets into bite-sized pieces. Mince garlic. Stem and mince parsley. Rinse sausage links and pat dry.

  • Step 3 - Sear the Italian Sausage

    Sear the Italian Sausage

    Heat 2 tsp. olive oil in pot used to cook pasta over medium heat. Place sausages in hot pot and cook until lightly browned, 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to one half of prepared baking sheet. Sausages will finish cooking in later step. Reserve pot; no need to wipe clean.

  • Step 4 - Finish Sausage and Cook Broccoli

    Finish Sausage and Cook Broccoli

    Place broccoli on other half of baking sheet and toss with 2 tsp. olive oil, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Bake until broccoli is tender and sausage reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow sausages to rest until cool enough to handle. Place sausages on a clean cutting board and cut into ½" slices on an angle. While sausage and broccoli bake, make sauce.

  • Step 5 - Make the Butter Sauce

    Make the Butter Sauce

    Heat 2 tsp. olive oil in pot used to sear sausages over medium-high heat. Add garlic to hot pot and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add white wine and reduce by half, 1-2 minutes. Add chicken base and reserved pasta water, bring to a simmer, and cook until slightly reduced, 3-5 minutes. Remove from burner and swirl in butter. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and add parsley (reserving a bit for garnish).

  • Step 6 - Plate the Dish

    Plate the Dish

    Toss pasta, sausage, and broccoli in butter sauce. Garnish with remaining parsley and grated Parmesan cheese.