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Broccoli Sausage Simmer

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Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

"I created this meal-in-one dish when trying to use up a large head of broccoli," recalls Lisa Montgomery of Elmira, Ontario. "It's requested at least once a week in our home, which is handy for me since it's easy to prepare and we always have the ingredients."


  • 2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 medium bunch broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 small red onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) 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; drain. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook sausage, broccoli and onion over medium-high heat 5-6 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender.
  2. Add tomatoes, basil, parsley and sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Add pasta; heat through.

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  • resalee
    Oct 23, 2020

    Great taste, super easy, loved the vegetables. All around good dinner option.

  • MarineMom_texas
    Sep 15, 2019

    We had this recipe recently and it was delicious. I followed the recipe except I halved it for the two of us. I normally don't add sugar but went ahead and did but could not detect it while eating. This is a delicious dish that cooks entirely on the stove. I highly recommend it. Volunteer Field Editor

  • mollymariecate
    Jul 12, 2013

    Oh gosh! This is ssooo good. I have a hard time finding recipes to put my homegrown herbs in, to where you can actually taste them in a dish, but this one really does showcase the herbs beautifully. I left out the onion just on personal preference. One of my favorite recipes.

  • Pflaumenmeisterin
    May 6, 2013

    I just made this as an impromptu dish and it was great! Even with turkey kielbasa. The tomato juice thickened up nicely. The only thing I should've done was throw in the broccoli last - I used frozen broccoli that I defrosted to crisp tender. It held up ok, but I personally wanted the kielbasa and onions flavors to mingle first.

  • dschultz01
    Sep 18, 2012

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  • ryanck0
    May 4, 2011

    I made this for my family and it was a hit! Even my picky four year old was scaring it down. Thank You.

  • watsonb
    Sep 14, 2010

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  • Melcox43
    Oct 25, 2009

    Easy to prepare, tastes good. My problem is that the onion gets too mushy and the dish is a little soupy. I'm sure there is an easy fix to that though. I love making this in the summer and my husband really loves the sausage in it.