Sausage Asparagus Quinoa Pasta

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Sausage Asparagus Quinoa Pasta is a quick-to-make combination of quinoa pasta with Italian sausage, asparagus, and parmesan cheese. It is very filling and satisfying dinner dish.
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3.74 from 15 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound hot Italian sausage
  • 2 cups quinoa fusilli
  • 1 tsbp olive oil
  • 1 cups — asparagus, chopped in three pieces
  • ½ cup onions — chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic — minced
  • ½ tsp chili pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese — shredded
  • 1 tsbp fresh parsley — chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, cook the hot Italian sausage over medium heat until browned. It will take about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Then, transfer the sausages to a plate.
  3. When cool enough to handle, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices and set aside.
  4. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook quinoa fusilli at a boil until tender yet firm, about 8 minutes; drain.
  5. Heat olive oil in the same skillet you use to cook the sausage over medium heat;
  6. Add asparagus and sauté stir until they start to soften, 4 minutes or so.
  7. Add onions and stir until they are gold browned.
  8. Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  9. Add reserved quinoa fusilli and Italian sausage and stir well for 1 minute.
  10. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  11. If necessary, adjust seasoning and add more olive oil to add more flavor.
  12. Garnish with parmesan and chopped parsley.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: dinner, gluten-free, lunch, one-pan

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1/4) — Calories: 588, Fat: 37g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 17g, Cholesterol: 71mg, Sodium: 1662mg, Potassium: 522mg, Carbohydrates: 34g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 31g

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