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Sausage Broccoli Simmer Recipe

Sausage Broccoli Simmer Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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