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Broccoli Sausage Simmer

 Broccoli Sausage Simmer
"I created this meal-in-one dish when trying to use up a large head of broccoli," recalls Lisa Montgomery of Elmira, Ontario. "It's requested at least once a week in our home, which is handy for me since it's easy to prepare and we always have the ingredients."
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Polish Kielbasa Sausage or Polish sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 medium bunch broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 cups cooked spiral pasta


  • In a large skillet, saute the sausage, broccoli and onion for 5-6
  • minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender.
  • Add the tomatoes, basil, parsley and sugar. Cover and simmer for 10
  • minutes. Add pasta and heat through. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 569 calories, 32 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 1,394 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 25 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.