2 sprays of cooking spray
1 pound fresh spicy Italian turkey sausage, casing removed
1 large onion
½ tsp Salt
3 large garlic cloves, minced
⅛ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
4 cups canned chicken broth
8 oz orecchiette pasta
2 cups chopped broccolini or regular broccoli
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp lemon zest
1 cup halved grape tomatoes
½ cup chopped fresh basil
Coat a large nonstick soup pot with cooking spray; heat over medium high heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring often and breaking apart sausage with wooden spoon, until well browned, 8 minutes; remove sausage to a bowl.
Add onion and salt to pot; cook stirring often until onion is softened, 5-8 minutes. Add garlic and hot pepper flakes; cook stirring 1 minute. Add broth;bring to a boil over high heat. Add pasta; cook stirring frequently, 8 minutes.
Add broccolini; cook stirring occasionally until pasta is al dente, about 4 minutes more.
Stir in cooked sausage, 3 tbsp Parmesan, lemon juice, and lemon zest; garnish with tomatoes, basil and remaining Parmesan.