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Pork Sausage Orecchiette

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Yield:
serves 8

Prep Time:
5 minutes

Cooking Time:
15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb (500 g) Ontario pork sausage, casings removed
  • 12 oz (375 g) orecchiette
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) olive oil
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) hot pepper flakes
  • 1 bunch rapini, trimmed and chopped
  • 2 cups (500 mL) halved grape tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) torn fresh basil

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Cooking Instructions:

1. In large pot of boiling, salted water, cook orecchiette until al dente; drain, reserving 1 cup (250 mL) cooking liquid. 

2. Meanwhile, set large skillet over medium-high heat; crumble in sausage meat. Cook for about 5 minutes or until browned. Add olive oil, shallots, garlic and hot pepper flakes; cook for 2 minutes. 

3. Add rapini; cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, lemon juice, cooked orecchiette and reserved cooking liquid; cook, tossing, for about 2 minutes or until heated through. Stir in 1/2 cup (125 mL) Parmesan and lemon zest. Transfer to serving platter; sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and basil. 

Tip: Substitute any short-cut pasta, such as shells, fusilli or penne, for orecchiette. 
Nutritional Information
Pork Sausage Orecchiette
1/8 of recipe
Protein 15 g
Calories 460
Sugar 2 g
Fat 28 g
  Saturated 8 g
  Monounsaturated
  Polyunsaturated
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 430 mg
Potassium
Calcium
Carbohydrate 38 g
Fibre 2 g

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