Weight Watchers One-Pan Orecchiette with Sausage Recipe
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 6 servings
A simple and fulfilling one-pan Weight Watchers recipe. 8 SmartPoints per serving.
  • ½ teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 pound Andouille Chicken Rope Sausage (I used Johnsonville), sliced into small coins
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 8 ounces orecchiette pasta
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  1. Warm coconut oil in a large, nonstick soup pot, over medium high heat.
  2. Add sliced chicken sausage and cook, stirring often, until warmed through (about 6 minutes). Remove sausage to a bowl (keep warm) until later.
  3. Add red onion and salt to the pot; cook, stirring often, until onion is softened.
  4. Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes; cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add broth, bring to a boil over high heat.
  6. Add pasta to the broth and cook, stirring frequently, for 8 minutes.
  7. Add the chopped broccoli and cook and additional 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Stir in cooked sausage, 3 Tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese and lemon juice.
  9. Garnish with halved grape tomatoes and remaining Parmesan cheese.
  10. Yields 6 1½ half cup servings.
Recipe by Dine and Dish at https://dineanddish.net/2017/10/weight-watchers-recipe-orecchiette-sausage/