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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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 384 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 760mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 8g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 medium-fat meat, 2 starch, 2 vegetable.

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  • hkpepin
    Sep 30, 2015

    Yum! I used hot chicken sausage and added some feta cheese, but otherwise stuck to the recipe. For the pasta, I made whole grain penne, and I thought the feta really added something to the dish. It came together pretty quickly and I would definitely make it again. Although for my family, I would probably stick to a milder sausage rather than the hot I used for my husband and myself tonight. I would just add a little crushed red pepper to our portions!

  • moc2948
    Nov 21, 2013

    Fantastic, quick & easy - but for us I reduced the pasta to 2 cups. Served w/the ever present salad.