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Pasta with Sausage and Broccoli

  • Servings
  • Hands-on time
  • Total time
  • Budget
  • 4
  • 15 min
  • 35 min
  • $
Gatheredtable
adapted from Food and Wine

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 pounds broccoli
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3/4 pound pasta
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, for serving
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Prep: 1. Remove casing from sausage. 2. Trim broccoli and cut into florets. 3. Chop garlic. Make: 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. During the last two minutes add broccoli. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water and drain. 2 In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook until browned all over, about 10 minutes. 3. Add garlic and red chili flakes and cook until garlic is soft and fragrant, 1 minute. 4. Add broccoli and about 1/4 cup of pasta water to the skillet. Cook until broccoli is crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Toss with pasta and season with salt and pepper. 6. Serve with lots of grated parmesan cheese, for sprinkling.

Notes

Change this dish up by using broccoli rabe or rapini instead of broccoli.

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