Broccoli Sausage Simmer
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 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
- 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.
- Add tomatoes, basil, parsley and sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Add pasta; heat through.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 569 calories, 32g fat (11g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 1394mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 8g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.