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Pasta & Broccoli Sausage Simmer Recipe
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Pasta & Broccoli Sausage Simmer Recipe

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I created this meal when trying to use up a large head of broccoli. My family requests it at least once a week, which is handy because we always have the ingredients. —Lisa Montgomery, Elmira, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 2 pounds smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 medium bunches broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 cup sliced red onion
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 544 calories, 32 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 1,395 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, saute the sausage, broccoli and onion for 5-6 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender.
  3. Add the tomatoes, basil, parsley and sugar. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain pasta; stir into the sausage mixture. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Pasta & Broccoli Sausage Simmer in Simple & Delicious December/January 2012, p59

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 544 calories, 32 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 1,395 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Jun. 3, 2015

"Hated it. Threw out the leftovers. So bland and uninspired."

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Reviewed May. 11, 2015

"Sooo good! I used two red onions and a whole box (16oz) of pasta! Not bland at all like others said. All the flavors went great with each other. Will be making this again!"

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Reviewed Apr. 20, 2015

"Bland"

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Reviewed Feb. 17, 2015

"This recipe was easy & convenient, since I also have all the ingredients on hand. Nice weeknight meal."

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Reviewed Aug. 4, 2014

"I made this as directed, only 1/2 amount. Thought it was very good and will make again."

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