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Orecchiette with Sausage & Broccolini
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One Pot Orecchiette with Sausage & Broccolini

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 lb Loose Italian Sausage Meat not in casing - sweet or hot
  • 1 Yellow Onion diced
  • 1 lb Fresh Broccolini Cut into 1” pieces 2 Bags of Pero Farms
  • 2 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 ½ Cups Chicken Broth 20 fluid ounces
  • 8 oz Orecchiette Pasta half a standard 16oz box
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper can omit this if using hot sausage
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Shredded Parmesan Cheese Optional


  • In large pot or Dutch oven with lid turn on to medium high heat. Add onions and sausage and cook for about 6 minutes using wooden spoon to separate sausage into smaller pieces as it cooks and onions soften.
  • Turn temp down to medium and add minced garlic and red pepper(optional) and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Turn temp to high and add all the chicken broth, put lid on and bring to a boil.
  • Once its boiling turn down to low, add the pasta and stir. Put lid back on and simmer for 12 minutes.
  • Add the broccolini pieces and stir up the pot. Put the lid back on and continue to simmer for another 5-8 minutes until the pasta is cooked enough and broccolini is bright green and semisoft.
  • Pour entire contents of pot into a large serving bowl.
  • Add parmesan cheese to the top
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.


Serve with a loaf of warm Italian bread.