Curly Fusilli Pasta with Sweet Sausage

Curly Fusilli Pasta with Sweet Sausage

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  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total: 35 min
  • Serving: Serves 4-6 people

Curly Fusilli Pasta with Sweet Sausage is hearty and perfect for when you want a savoy meal. You can substitute just about any type of pasta for this dish. 

Ingredients

  • 1 quart of fusilli (or other) pasta, cooked and drained
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 12 ounces of sweet Italian sausage, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick pieces
  • Salt and red pepper flakes to taste
  • 8 ounces of broccoli florets, blanched
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 cup of black olives, pitted and rough chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Directions

  1. Cook and drain the pasta according to package directions. Set aside. Using a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the sausage and oregano and season with the salt and red pepper flakes. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the sausage is browned.
  2. Add the broccoli to the sausage mixture, along with the olives and pasta. Cook until everything is heated through. Toss the mixture with the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Top with the Parmesan cheese just before serving.

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