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Pasta & Broccoli Sausage Simmer

 Pasta & Broccoli Sausage Simmer
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
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

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

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, 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. Drain pasta; stir into the sausage mixture. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 544 calories, 32 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 1,395 mg sodium,

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Pasta & Broccoli Sausage Simmer (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 42 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.