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Hearty Broccoli and Orecchiette

A classic Italian combination is filled out with mushrooms and spicy soy sausage for a hearty main dish.

Ingredients: 

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1 cup orecchiette pasta
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6 cups small broccoli florets
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2 Tbs. olive oil
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3 cups sliced button mushrooms
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1 Soyrizo sausage (6 oz.), chopped
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1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)

Instructions: 

1. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente in large pot of boiling, salted water; add broccoli 3 minutes before end of cooking time. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta-cooking water; drain pasta and broccoli, and set aside.

2. Wipe out pot, add oil, and heat over medium heat. Add mushrooms and Soyrizo, and cook 7 to 10 minutes, or until mushrooms are browned. Stir in garlic, and cook 30 seconds. Return pasta, broccoli, and reserved pasta-cooking water to pot, and cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until heated through. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
292
Protein: 
14 g
Total Fat: 
15 g
Saturated Fat: 
2 g
Carbohydrates: 
31 g
Cholesterol: 
0 mg
Sodium: 
446 mg
Fiber: 
7 g
Sugar: 
3 g
Yield: 
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

supeb

I made this when my 5 year old son requested broccoli! I adapted it to my own tastes by adding a few ingredients - sundried tomatoes & onion - and increasing the amount of other ingredients (the pasta, garlic & sausage). It was very good and will definitely make an appearance again soon. I reviewed it and posted a pic on my blog: dosedependent.me. Thanks for all the great recipes!!

dinner

Do I really only use 1 cup of dried pasta?

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Dinner!