Sausage Broccoli Simmer Recipe
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Sausage Broccoli Simmer Recipe

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One-skillet wonders are a gift during the hectic holidays. My quick pasta with sausage and broccoli is done before you can sing a carol. —Lisa Montgomery, Elmira, ON
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage links, 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) no-salt-added 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 384 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 760mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 8g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 medium-fat meat, 2 starch, 2 vegetable.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook and stir sausage, broccoli and onion 5-6 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender.
  2. Add tomatoes, basil, parsley and sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 8-10 minutes or until broccoli is tender. Drain pasta; add to skillet and heat through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Broccoli Sausage Simmer in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2010, p42

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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hkpepin User ID: 3030797 233784
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2015

"Yum! I used hot chicken sausage and added some feta cheese, but otherwise stuck to the recipe. For the pasta, I made whole grain penne, and I thought the feta really added something to the dish. It came together pretty quickly and I would definitely make it again. Although for my family, I would probably stick to a milder sausage rather than the hot I used for my husband and myself tonight. I would just add a little crushed red pepper to our portions!"

moc2948 User ID: 4901415 104863
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

"Fantastic, quick & easy - but for us I reduced the pasta to 2 cups. Served w/the ever present salad."

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