Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pasta with Broccoli & Turkey Sausage

This is a simple dish without a heavy sauce, but still so much flavor! You can use any pasta you'd like - I've done both penne and mini farfalle. My kids LOVE this dish!

1 bunch broccoli, cut into small florets
10 oz pasta
1/2 tbsp olive oil
4 link uncooked turkey (or chicken) sausage, casings removed
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
3/4 cups low-sodium chicken stock
salt and black pepper to taste
parmesan cheese

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Drop in the broccoli and cook for 3 minutes. Use tongs or a skimmer to remove the greens. Return the water to a boil. Cook the paste until al dente.

2. While the pasta cooks, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook for about 5 minutes, until lightly browned, then add the garlic and pepper flakes and saute for another 3 minutes. Stir in the broccoli and chicken stock and lower the heat to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Drain the pasta and toss immediately with the sausage and greens. Serve immediately topped with a little cheese.

(This recipe was altered from Cook This, Not That)

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