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Italian Sausage with Pesto Pasta


Italian Sausage with Pesto Pasta

Italian Sausage with Pesto Pasta

Yield

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

1/2 cup packed basil leaves
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons walnuts, toasted, divided
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
5 tablespoons olive oil
1 package (12 ounces) uncooked linguine
1 pound cooked Italian sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 cups broccoli florets

Preparation

  1. Combine basil, 1/4 cup walnuts and garlic in food processor or blender; process until smooth. Add cheese. With machine running, pour oil through feed tube and process until ingredients are well blended; set aside.
  2. Prepare pasta according to package directions. During last 2 minutes of cooking, add sausage and broccoli to pasta; drain.
  3. Combine pasta mixture with pesto and garnish with remaining 2 tablespoons walnuts. Serve immediately.

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