Orecchiette with Italian Sausage and Trader Joe’s Autumn Pasta Sauce

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Orecchiette with Italian Sausage and Trader Joe’s Autumn Pasta Sauce

Course: Main Course
Keyword: Under 30 Minutes, Weeknight Meals
Servings: 4
Author: Denise


  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil or olive oil⁣
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced⁣
  • 4 cloves garlic diced ⁣
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt⁣
  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage mild⁣
  • 2 tsp Foxpoint seasoning or favorite Italian herb blend ⁣
  • ⁣1 jar Trader Joe’s Autumn Harvest Pasta Sauce⁣
  • 1 bag orecchiette pasta⁣ gluten free if chosen
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese for garnish⁣
  • Fresh basil for garnish ⁣


  • Fill a large stockpot with water and bring to a boil.⁣
  • While water is heating, make sausage mixture. Heat oil over high heat in a large skillet. Add onions and garlic. Turn heat down to medium high and cook for 4-5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add salt to season. Add ground sausage and Italian seasoning. Cook 6-7 minutes or until browned. While cooking, use a wooden spoon or spatula to break up into small pieces. Once browned, add pasta sauce and mix to combine. Turn heat to low to keep warm while pasta cooks. ⁣
  • Once pasta water is boiling, add orecchiette. Cook for 9-11 minutes or according to package instructions.⁣
  • Drain pasta. Gently toss pasta and sausage / sauce mixture in a large pasta bowl. Serve on individual plates.⁣ ⁣
  • Top with fresh basil and extra freshly grated Parmesan, if desired,
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