Garden Fresh Lemon Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage, Broccolini and Tomatoes; Recipe

Garden Fresh Lemon Orecchiette with Sausage Broccolini and Tomatoes

This has to be one of my favorite pasta dishes ever.  This Garden Fresh Lemon Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage Broccolini and Tomatoes is so good. Full of flavor and very satisfying!  What I love is how fresh it is. With the broccoli, lemon and Parmesan cheese and then the kick of the sausage…it’s definitely a crowd pleaser.  You can play around with the veggies- add more, a different variety or leave something out if you don’t like it.  I think artichoke hearts would be a good addition!  Sprinkle with a little more cheese and boom! The best pasta dinner!  The best part about this recipe is that it uses only one pot and makes for easy cleanup after you eat!!

I hope you enjoy this Garden Fresh Lemon Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage Broccolini and Tomatoes!

XOXO Jacqueline

Garden Fresh Lemon Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage Broccolini and Tomatoes
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Yield: 6 Servings

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups

Garden Fresh Lemon Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage Broccolini and Tomatoes


  • a few sprays of Cooking Spray
  • 16 oz uncooked fresh chicken or Turkey Spicy Italian Sausage
  • 1 large Uncooked Onion (diced)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 6 medium/large cloves of Garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 4 Cups Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 8 oz Uncooked orecchiette
  • 3 cups uncooked Baby Broccoli (regular broccoli florets work too)
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Juice from a medium/large lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups Grape Tomatoes (halved)


  • Spray a large nonstick soup pot with a few sprays of cooking spray. Heat over medium heat, add sausage. Cook, stirring often and break apart the sausage with a wooden spoon until well browned. (around 8 minutes) After cooked, remove sausage to a separate bowl.
  • Add onion and salt to the pot, stirring often until onion is softened. (5-8 minutes). Add garlic and and chili flakes cook (about 1 minute). Add broth, bring to a boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook stirring frequently (8 minutes). Add broccolini, cook stirring occasionally until pasta is al dente. (about 4 minutes more)
  • Stir in cooked sausage, Parmesan cheese, tomatoes and lemon juice.


The original recipe is taken from the WW App. I did not create this recipe but I added my own twist to it and just wanted to share my thoughts and experience with making this recipe.

We tried the WW recipe from the WW app and made a few adjustments to adapt the tastes to our liking. If you are interested in trying the WW app here is a link for a free month.

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