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Italian Sausage Baby Broccoli Pasta with Oregano Gremolata and Pramesan

9 oz  Sweet Italian Sausage
6 oz  Gemelli Pasta
6 oz Baby Broccoli
1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
2 Cloves Garlic
1 oz Almonds
1/4 oz Oregano
1 Lemon
1 T Olive Oil

Wash and dry all produce. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Line up the baby broccoli
on your cutting board, and cut into 1-inch pieces. Discard the ends.
Roughly chop the garlic. Pick the oregano leaves off the stems.
Discard the stems.

Place the sausage onto a baking sheet. Cook in
the oven for about 15 minutes.

Add the pasta to the boiling water. Cook 9-11
minutes, until al dente. While the pasta cooks, add the baby broccoli
to the same water. Cook 3-4 minutes, until tender. Remove the baby
broccoli with a slotted spoon and set aside.

Meanwhile, place the almonds, oregano
leaves, and chopped garlic in a pile on your cutting board. Run your
knife over the mixture until finely chopped (some larger pieces of
nuts can remain). Check on the pasta, drain when ready, then return
to the pot.

Heat a large drizzle of olive oil in a large pan
over medium-low heat. Add the gremolata mixture. Cook, tossing, for
3-4 minutes, until beginning to turn golden brown. Season generously
with salt and pepper. Remove pan from heat. Zest about 1 teaspoon
lemon directly in the pan, and stir thoroughly to release the lemon oils.

Thinly slice the sausage. Halve the lemon. Toss the
sausage, baby broccoli, gremolata, half the Parmesan cheese, and
a drizzle of olive oil into the pot with the pasta. Reheat over medium
heat if necessary. Season generously with salt and pepper. Stir in
a squeeze of lemon, to taste. Divide between bowls, serve with the
remaining Parmesan cheese.

Thoughts
I really liked this and thought it had a nice flavor. My son Anthony liked it but didn’t think it had enough flavor. After sprinkling with garlic salt he was satisfied with the taste.

The recipe was easy to do and didn’t take that much time, about 30 min.

wkendcookingWeekend Cooking is hosted @ Beth Fish Reads

  14 Responses to “Italian Sausage Baby Broccoli Pasta
with Oregano Gremolata and Pramesan Cheese”

  1. It sounds good to me, though I’m not usually a sausage person 🙂 and might use fish or chicken in it. More garlic can’t hurt.

  2. This dish looks and sounds delish! Thank you for sharing this recipe, Vicki!
    Enjoy your weekend. 🙂

  3. We like the occasional sausage dish; this sounds easy and tasty. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This sounds wonderfully delicious to me! Thank you for sharing it with us.

  5. Fun! Have a great week. Cheers from Carole’s Chatter

  6. This sounds like a great weeknight dish: filling, tasty, pretty, and easy.

  7. I like recipes that don’t take much time, once I’m home from work I am ravenous! Looks great.
    I look forward to the box of veggie meals I will be getting f next week and will let you know about that. Definitely posting another it! Thank you again

  8. We love Italian sausage and garlic, so this sounds like a perfect dish to try. Thanks for being guinea pigs!

  9. I wish someone would make that for me!

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  10. I’m sure my family would love this! I’ll put it on my menu rotation.

  11. sounds really good, I must try it.

  12. Your blog always makes me so hungry. This looks delicious.

  13. I’m so hungry right now and that sounds amazing. I love sausage, though I’m sure my husband would complain about lack of flavor…as he does with most meals. Heh.

    By the way–not sure which part of Florida you’re in, but stay safe with the hurricane!!

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