Pesto Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage

Pesto Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage

2020, chicken sausage, Prepared by Melissa, Real Simple, Recipe Source
Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Total Time: 40 Difficulty: Easy Servings: Serves 4 Source: realsimple.com

INGREDIENTS
¾ pound orecchiette
½ pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup frozen peas
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 ounces fully cooked Italian-style chicken sausage links, thinly sliced
⅓ cup pesto
½ cup grated Parmesan (2 ounces)

DIRECTIONS
Cook the pasta according to the package directions, adding the green beans and peas during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water; drain the pasta and vegetables and return them to the pot.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, turning occasionally, until browned, 6 to 8 minutes.

Add the sausage, pesto, Parmesan, and ½ cup of the reserved cooking water to the pasta and vegetables and toss to combine (add more cooking water as needed to loosen the sauce).