Pesto Orecchiette With Chicken Sausage
Serves 4| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:
- Cook the pasta according to the package directions, adding the green beans and peas during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water; drain the pasta and vegetables and return them to the pot.
- Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, turning occasionally, until browned, 6 to 8 minutes.
- Add the sausage, pesto, Parmesan, and ½ cup of the reserved cooking water to the pasta and vegetables and toss to combine (add more cooking water if the pasta seems dry).
- Per Serving
- Calories 666
- Fat 26g
- Sat Fat 7g
- Cholesterol 67mg
- Sodium 913mg
- Protein 32g
- Carbohydrate 76g
- Sugar 5g
- Fiber 9g
- Iron 4mg
- Calcium 291mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .
This recipe is also delicious with Italian sausage. Remove it from the casing and cook until no longer pink before adding it to the pasta and vegetables.