My husband can't eat tomato sauces so I am always trying to get recipes that have pasta but without tomatoes in them.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook the rotini until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain.

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  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes; cook and stir until onion begins to brown, about 4 minutes. Pour 1/4 cup wine into the skillet; scrape up any browned bits of food with wooden spoon.

  • Stir sausage into onion mixture; pour remaining wine in gradually as mixture becomes dry. Cook until sausage is thoroughly browned; 7 to 10 minutes. Add broccolini; cook and stir until just tender, 2 to 3 minutes more. Add pasta; toss to combine. Stir in Parmesan, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Top with additional Parmesan to serve.

Cook's Notes:

I enjoy the chicken sausage from Sprouts(R) or Whole Foods(R) best.

Broccoli can be substituted for the broccolini, if desired.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

424 calories; 14.8 g total fat; 27 mg cholesterol; 590 mg sodium. 50.9 g carbohydrates; 19.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2016
This had a lot of flavor. A little bit spicy and a little bit sweet. Perfect. I made only a few substitutions, regular broccoli in place of broccoli rabe and added in a fresh zucchini from our garden. Used Cajun chicken sausage from Sprouts. Other than that, kept the recipe exactly as is. I imagine this would be great with spinach or kale if someone did not have broccoli on hand. Will make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2016
This had a lot of flavor. A little bit spicy and a little bit sweet. Perfect. I made only a few substitutions, regular broccoli in place of broccoli rabe and added in a fresh zucchini from our garden. Used Cajun chicken sausage from Sprouts. Other than that, kept the recipe exactly as is. I imagine this would be great with spinach or kale if someone did not have broccoli on hand. Will make this again! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2016
This had a lot of flavor. A little bit spicy and a little bit sweet. Perfect. I made only a few substitutions, regular broccoli in place of broccoli rabe and added in a fresh zucchini from our garden. Used Cajun chicken sausage from Sprouts. Other than that, kept the recipe exactly as is. I imagine this would be great with spinach or kale if someone did not have broccoli on hand. Will make this again! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2016
I have to say I did not care for the chicken sausage that I used (no fault of the recipe). It was a chicken sausage with feta and spinach that I had picked up at Aldi. I did enjoy the dish though. The lemon red pepper and broccolini and parmesan really make the dish. I'd make this again using a sausage that I know we like and recommend others to do the same! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2018
Delicious! Has a great flavor really can taste the lemon had great pan juices that I poured over pasta. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2018
Used mild Italian sausage because that is what I had. Super easy & super tasty. Everyone loved it. Served with garlic bread and extra Parmesan cheese. Yum Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2020
This was a great, simple alternative to pasta with red sauce! I substituted broccoli for the broccolini. I subbed chicken broth for white wine (didn't have a bottle open). I also used turkey Italian sausage, which I find can be harder to brown evenly due to the texture. To compensate, I let the sausage cook a little longer and added some extra liquid when needed. This dish has a wonderful kick and literal zest that we really enjoyed. I immediately had requests to bring the leftovers for lunch the next day! This one is a keeper. Read More
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