Friday Food:  Italian Sausage, Broccoli, & Pasta Recipe

Friday Food: Italian Sausage, Broccoli, & Pasta Recipe

My family loves this recipe!  Plus it is super simple, includes veggies, and is quick.  What more can a mom want?


italian sausage broccoli pasta recipe

Italian Sausage & Broccoli Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb Hot Italian Sausage
  • 1/2 lb Mild Italian Sausage
  • 3 – 4 cloves of garlic (diced)
  • 14 oz Chicken Broth
  • 2 Heads of Broccoli Crowns
  • 2 Boxes of Pasta (I like Rotini or Rigatoni)
  • Salt to taste
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Olive Oil

Italian Sausage Pasta Directions

Step 1:  Boil the pasta.

barilla whole grain pasta

Tip:  You can use any type of pasta you’d like.  I’ve been using the whole grain or whole wheat.

Step 2:  While pasta water is getting hot, brown the sausage in the olive oil and garlic.

italian sausage broccoli pasta recipe

Tip:  I’ve been using the chicken sausage from Sunflower Market to reduce calories.  Pork works well too.

Step 3:  Once the sausage is browned, add the chicken broth then turn down heat and allow to simmer.

pour broth

Step 4:  Prepare broccoli by rinsing and cutting down to bite size florets. broccoli florets

Step 5:  Cook broccoli.

cook broccoli

Tip:  To save on pans and time, I add the broccoli to the pasta when there are 5 to 6 minutes left before the pasta is done.  Then drain them together.

Step 6:  Drain the pasta and broccoli and add to the sausage.  Stir and add salt to taste.  Top with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

italian sausage broccoli pasta recipe

5 Responses to Friday Food: Italian Sausage, Broccoli, & Pasta Recipe

  1. Jessica Sanchez says:

    That looks great and eazy. I’m going to have to give it a try.

  2. Renata Lopes says:

    I’ll make this recipe must be very delicious.

  3. Stephanie Larison says:

    This looks great! I think my daughter might give this a try, and she’s so picky!

  4. tami s says:

    I love pasta and am always looking for something new . This looks great so I’m going to try it.

  5. Jane Ritz says:

    That recipe looks great. very much like Chinese. I will definitely give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

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