This Easy Pasta Recipe With Italian Sausage, Chickpeas & Broccolini Will Earn You That Chef's Hat by 30Seconds Food

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This Easy Pasta Recipe With Italian Sausage, Chickpeas & Broccolini Will Earn You That Chef's Hat

After you impress the family with this easy pasta recipe loaded with Italian sausage, chickpeas and broccolini, you may have to order a chef's hat. Seriously. You earned it.

Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 bunch broccolini, cut into 1- to 2-inch pieces 
  • 1 pound linguinefettucinespaghetti or your favorite pasta, cooked according to package directions (reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage (or remove casings if links)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained (cannellini beans can be substituted)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan 
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • red pepper flakes (optional)
  • fresh ricotta cheese or grated Parmesan, for serving

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Add the sausage and cook until browned. 
  2. Add the garlic and cook about 30 seconds. 
  3. Add the broccolini to the skillet. Pour in the wine and cook until it is reduced by half, scraping up any brown bits on the bottom of the skillet. 
  4. Add the chickpeas. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. 
  5. Stir in the pasta and pasta water. Cook until sauce thickens a bit. 
  6. Add the butter, lemon zest and juice, red pepper flakes and Parmesan cheese. Stir until the butter has melted. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese or a dollop of fresh ricotta cheese on top. 

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Chef Hats $8 & Up
Linguine $2 & Up
Fettucine $2 & Up
Spaghetti $1 & Up
Olive Oil $4 & Up
Chickpeas $2 & Up
Chicken Broth $1 & Up

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Donna John
Uh, yum!!! I'm going to make this with cannellini beans and both ricotta and parm on top! Can't wait.
Elisa Schmitz
This looks just dreamy. My whole family would love it, yum!

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