Pasta & Broccoli Sausage Simmer
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 3 cups uncooked spiral pasta
- 2 pounds smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 2 medium bunches broccoli, cut into florets
- 1 cup sliced red onion
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- Cook pasta according to directions.
- Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, saute the sausage, broccoli and onion until broccoli is crisp-tender, 5-6 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes, basil, parsley and sugar. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain pasta; stir into the sausage mixture.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 544 calories, 32g fat (11g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 1395mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 8g fiber), 25g protein.
Mar 27, 2019
Recipe was good and easy to follow but very bland.
Sep 25, 2018
We had this recipe the other night 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
Jun 6, 2018
Very easy, and with a few modifications super good. I dropped in a beef bouillon cube for a little more depth of flavor, about a tbsp of good quality balsamic vinegar, several cloves of sliced garlic, and I grated parmesan over it when it was done. Did NOT add the sugar--I don't know where the american tradition of putting sugar in tomatoes came from but I honestly can't stand it. Additionally, I used fire-roasted tomatoes which just made it fantastic. Would definitely make again!
Dec 6, 2017
Very simple and tasty. Will make again with a little adjustment to our liking.
Feb 9, 2017
Disappointed. Very much lacking in flavor. I wouldn't make again.
Sep 25, 2016
The original version of this would be perfect if my daughter was still small, since like most little kids, she didn't like anything spicy. However, since she's a teenager now, I decided to tweak it a bit, and loved how it turned out! I substituted two 10-ounce cans of mild Rotel tomatoes for the regular diced ones, added three small diced tomatoes from my garden, put in a healthy teaspoon of garlic and a half a cup of wine. Leaving out the sauteed red onions like that one negative reviewer did would be a big mistake -- they add a lot of flavor. BTW, my daughter loved it, too!
Apr 25, 2016
Not everyone wants highly spiced foods. This is a great basic recipe that leaves room for individuality, which can make me feel more like a cook than just a recipe follower. Sky is the limit! TOH Rocks our kitchen!
Apr 18, 2016
Is CookingMommaof3 blind? The recipe clearly says to saute the onions. I think some people just like to rant about a recipe, while not having a clue. Read carefully before you write. I thought it was good.
Mar 14, 2016
I did make substitutions, but i think this recipe -as a base - is great! I subbed spicy beef sausage, red bell pepper, and tomato juice for the kielbasa, onion and tomatoes. Next time i will use spicy brats (i no longer have the meat i used before)I think Cookingmommaof3's review is a bit harsh. Give it a shot, but dont be afraid to add your own flare to it. Enjoy.
Dec 28, 2015
Not a fabulous meal, but not terrible either. Great for busy weeknights.