Pasta & Broccoli Sausage Simmer

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


8 servings

Updated: Nov. 11, 2023
I created this meal when trying to use up a large head of broccoli. My family requests it at least once a week, which is handy because we always have the ingredients. —Lisa Montgomery, Elmira, Ontario
Pasta & Broccoli Sausage Simmer Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. Cook pasta according to directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, saute the sausage, broccoli and onion until broccoli is crisp-tender, 5-6 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes, basil, parsley and sugar. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain pasta; stir into the sausage mixture.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 544 calories, 32g fat (11g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 1395mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 8g fiber), 25g protein.