Chicken Sausage & Broccolini Pasta

A simple pasta dish is great for weeknights, especially for busy families.  Sometimes the same old, same old (albeit delicious) spaghetti can get repetitive.  So I have a great dish with lots of protein & vegetables.  I dare say a great balance of protein, vegetables and carbs!  It’s free of most of the top allergens, besides wheat.  However, if you need or choose a gluten free lifestyle, then you can easily substitute my recipe with gluten free pasta noodles.  I also use a mix of pasta water and garlic olive oil for a light sauce and it’s so yummy! I hope this becomes an easy go to recipe for your busy weeknights or casual weekends too!  Enjoy!



Chicken Sausage & Broccolini Pasta


-3 tbls garlic olive oil

-1 medium yellow onion, chopped

-1/2 tsp salt

-1 tsp pepper

-1 package pre-cooked mild italian chicken sausage, sliced into 1/2″ pieces

-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

-8 oz Orecchiette Pasta

-1 bunch of broccolini, chopped



  1. Heat 2 tbls garlic olive oil in a dutch oven on medium heat.  Add in the onion, salt and pepper. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes or until translucent.
  2. Add the chicken sausage to the pot and sauté on medium heat for 5 minutes or until sausage is browned.  Season with red pepper flakes.
  3. In a separate pot, boil water and cook pasta noodles, according to package.  Add broccolini in pot with noodles, during the last two minutes of cooking.
  4. Drain noodles and broccolini, reserving a 1/2 cup of the pasta water.
  5. Add the noodles and broccolini to the chicken sausage mixture in the dutch oven. Stir, then add in the pasta water and 1 tbl garlic olive oil.  Stir and enjoy!

Tip: Serve with a sprinkle of salt & pepper and a drizzle of finishing oil; either extra virgin olive oil or garlic olive oil!




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