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pasta with sausage and broccoli

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

Very versatile meal. You can experiment with different types of sausage and different types of pasta. Original recipe calls for chicken sausage, but I prefer beef sausage. Any kind of pasta would be a good choice. Enjoy! Recipe & photo:

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For pasta with sausage and broccoli

  • 12 oz
    rigatoni pasta, uncooked, or whatever pasta you prefer
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 md
    onion, sliced
  • 6 oz
    fully cooked smoked sausage links, sliced (use whatever sausage you prefer)
  • 1 sm
    bunch broccoli florets, with stems sliced
  • 1 3/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    grated parmesan cheese

How To Make pasta with sausage and broccoli

  • 1
    Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and return to pot.
  • 2
    In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook the onion, stirring frequently, until it begins to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the sausage and cook, tossing, until browned.
  • 3
    Add the broccoli and 1-3/4 cup water to the skillet and simmer, covered, until the broccoli is tender, 5 to 6 minutes.
  • 4
    Add the sausage mixture and Parmesan to the pasta and toss to combine. Serve hot.