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Rating: 4.7 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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.

Nutrition Facts

424 calories; protein 19.1g; carbohydrates 50.9g; fat 14.8g; cholesterol 26.7mg; sodium 590.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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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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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
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: 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
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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
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2021
Delicious & super easy although I did make a few changes to make it vegetarian. Added more spices when sauteing the onions & garlic including my favs oregano, tumeric, rosemary. Added the white wine using it to steam a wide variety of veggies including carrots, yellow squash, zucchini. Added mushrooms, sliced grape tomatoes, green peas, fresh red pepper last. Then mixed it with parmesan cheese and stirred in cooked pasta. Much easier to make than standard pasta primavera, lower fat too. Squashes absorbed the flavor of the wine & spices and really tasted good. Thanks for sharing the basic recipe. Encourage others to adapt it to their taste preferences. Read More
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