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Pesto Orecchiette With Chicken Sausage

Pesto Orecchiette With Chicken Sausage
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 as needed to loosen the sauce).
By May, 2011

Nutritional Information

  • 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 .

Quick Tip

Marinara Sauce With Sausage and Ricotta
This recipe is also delicious with uncooked Italian sausage. Remove it from the casing and cook until no longer pink before adding it to the pasta and vegetables.

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