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Sausage Broccoli Simmer

 Sausage Broccoli Simmer
A dinner that comes together in one skillet is always a winner. This one's filled with easy-to-find ingredients and is done before you know it. Dig in! —Lisa Montgomery, Elmira, Ontario
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.

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Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.